Goodluck Okwudiri Allison (PhD), Deborah C. Eddy-Ugorji (PhD), Christie Ngozi Okorafor


Infrastructural decay, poor funding, epileptic power supply and lack of ICT innovative technologies have hampered library and information service delivery in many Nigerian libraries. This has warranted the option of Public Private Partnership (PPP) to alleviate the hindrances experienced by library users. This study adopted survey research design. The population is 50 professional librarians drawn from public universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. Total enumeration method was used while validated structured questionnaire was used for the study. Descriptive statistics with mean and standard deviation was used to analyze the data. Findings of the study showed that respondents strongly agreed that librarians expect PPP to help in acquiring digital resources for the library. It revealed also that respondents strongly agreed that funding is the major way PPP could help improve library and information service delivery in Nigeria. The study equally showed that librarian roles include reservation services, lending services, information literacy and user education. The study observed that respondents moderately agreed that the expected collaborative roles of PPP with library and information centres include build and transfer, design-build-maintain, design-build-finance-maintain and build-transfer-operate among others. The study identified militating issues on achieving library and information service delivery in Nigeria as irregular power supply, financial problems, and inadequate infrastructure. The study concluded that collaboration with PPP by Nigerian libraries is a welcome development to promoting library and information service delivery in Nigeria.


Library and information, Library users, Nigeria, Ogun State, Public-private, partnership, Service delivery

Full Text:



G.A. Abiola, and F.O. Adebayo, “Towards a public-private partnership in Nigerian power sector: challenges and prospects,” A Paper presented at the 4th Annual Nigerian Association for Energy Economics / International Association for Energy Economics (NAEE/IAEE) International Conference, April 27-29, 2011, Abuja, Nigeria.

K. Aliya, J. Zahid, N, Muhammad, and A. Sadaf, “The Role of Public Private Partnership in Provision of Physical Facilities in Schools: A Sociological Study of District Bhakkar,” Bulletin of Education and Research; 38(1): 2016 pp.225-234

G. Allen, "The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Commons Briefing papers RP01-117" (PDF). UK Parliament: House of Commons Library. UK Government. Retrieved 28 September 28, 2022

A. Lemma, "Literature Review: Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Centralised PPP Units". EPS PEAKS.

G.J. Ameh, H.C. Ukwuoma, and P.O. Oye, “Covid-19 Pandemic and Evolving Library and information Services: Lessons for Nigeria,” International Journal of Development and Management Review (INJODEMAR), 16(1)June, 2021.

E.S. Anaehobi, N.E. Osuigwe, and A.F. Nwafor, “Public-private partnership initiatives, between libraries and other organization in Anambra State, Nigeria,” In: L. O. Aina and I. Mabawonku eds. Nigeria Library Association at 50. Abuja: Nigerian Library Association: 2012 pp.140-156.

E.I. Basil, O.R. Josiah, and A. Eghwubare, “Mobile phones for Library services:prospects for Delta State University, Abraka,” Library Philosophy and Practice, 21(9), 2016 pp.20-26.

E.D. Chigbu, J.U. Ezema, and A.A. Ali, “Public-Private-Partnership in Libraries for efficient service delivery, for the attainment of vision 20:20:20 in Nigeria,” Journal of Applied Information Science and Technology, 4: 2010 pp.13-19

E.D. Chigbu, J.U. Ezema, C.F. Ugwuanyi, and A.A. Ali, “Public- Private Partnership (PPP) and efficient Library service delivery in Nigeria,” International Journal of Library and Information Science Research and Development (IJLISRD), ISSN: 2277 – 3541 (Print), ISSN: 2277 – 3673 (Online) 3(1):2014 pp. 1-11

D.P. Chapagain, “PPP led ICT enabled services in rural NEPAL,” 2006, Available at www.mof.gov.np.

H. Diba, “Critical Success Factors for Public Private Partnership Projects in the Kenyan Road Sub-Sector,” Master’s Thesis, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, 2012, Unpublished

Idris, S.M. Kura, and M.U. Bashir, “Public Private Partnership in Nigeria and improvement in service delivery: an appraisal,”IOSR Journal Of Human And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) 10(3); 2013 pp.63-71 e-ISSN: 22 0837,p-ISSN: 2279-0845. www.Iosrjournals.Org

P. Igor, “Using SERVQUAL for public Library Service Quality Assessment,” Journal of Business Research, 55, 1, 2014 pp.17-31.

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), “COVID-19 and the global library field,” Retrieved from ifla.org/COVID-19-and-libraries.2020 Accessed October 13, 2022.

V. Lee, “Private Partnership,” 2005 Available at http://www.lagco.gov.hk

D. Muralidhar, and M. Koteswara Rao, “Development of Public Libraries through Public-private Partnership in India: Issues and Challenges,” DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 33(1), 2013 pp.21-24

Nathan Associates, “Public-Private Partnerships A Basic Introduction for Non-Specialists,” Economic and Private Sector Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (EPS PEAKS) on http://partnerplatform.org/eps-peaks 2017

E.E. Ochogwu, 2011). The internalities and externalities of library and information delivery services in Nigeria by the year 2015. Nigerian Libraries, Vol. 40: 2011 pp. 15-26.

A. Oden, “Staff attitude, library policies and service delivery in university libraries in Ogun State, Nigeria,” A dissertation submitted to the Department of Information Resources Management, School Of Management Sciences, College of Postgraduate Studies, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of degree of Masters in Information Resources Management Babcock University Ilishan-Remo Ogun State Nigeria, 2022 unpublished

O.A. Ogundeyi, “Examining Public Private Partnership in Nigeria: Potentials and Challenges (A case study of some Local government Areas in Osun State),” Long essay submitted to the Department of Local Government Studies, Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria for the award of B.Sc Degree, 2015 unpublished

R. Opeke, “Standards for Library and Information Science Programme in Nigeria: The issues in Standards for Library and Information Science Programmes in Nigerian Universities,” Owerri: Kosoko Press Ltd. 2009

A. U. Osagie, “Change and choice: the development of private Universities in Nigeria,” Benin City: Rawel Fortune Resources. 2009

A. Parasuraman, L.L. Berry, and V.A. Zeithaml, “A Conceptual Model of Service Quality and Its Implications for Future Research,” Journal of Marketing, 49(4), 1985 pp.41-50.

A. Parasuraman, L.L. Berry, and V.A. Zeithaml, “SERVQUAL: A multiple-item scale for measuring consumer perceptions of service quality,” Journal of Retailing, 64(1), 1988 pp.12-40.

I. Riham, K. Nevien, W. Mohamed, and A.E. Alaa, “Exploring critical success factors for Public Private Partnership case study: the educational sector in Egypt,” Journal of Open Innovation Technology Mark. Complex. 6, 142, 2020

J.K. Roehrich, M.A. Lewis, and G. George, (2014). "Are public–private partnerships a healthy option? A systematic literature review". Social Science & Medicine. 113: 2014 pp.110– 119. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.03.037. PMID 24861412

J. Shaoul, A. Tafford, and P. Stapleton, (2007). "Partnerships and the role of financial advisors: private control over public policy?". Policy & Politics. 35 (3):2007 pp.479–495. doi:10.1332/030557307781571678.

A.N. Uhegbu, and A. Unagha, “Enhancing quality of public library services in Nigeria through Public-Private Partnership Initiative,” Coal City Libraries, 5 & 6, 2007 pp.76-80.


  • There are currently no refbacks.





ISSN (Print): 2276-8645





Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.