Observing that this wasteful trend within the research and academic sector ran across hundreds of higher institutions in Nigeria his home country alone, he decided to find a way to mitigate the loss and transform it into a gold mine across Africa region. He then set out to create this platform where dissertations, journal articles, research papers, professional and book publications could be made available to the global audience at a small fee to encourage the scholars, authors, and academicians across Nigeria and by extension Africa where cost of publishing is becoming so prohibitive to learning. It is also important to find ways to convert the useful hard copy research and academic materials idling away in shelves to digital resources for wider circulation.
"After a bachelor's degree, three Master’s degree and a PhD, I woke up one day to the realization that all the research work I had done in the many years of my academic and professional consulting pursuit were now nothing more than relics gathering dust at the back of my bookshelf or in computer folders.
The fact that I am only one out of millions of others in such situation made me realize the enormous amount of data that could be harnessed for the nations, continent and global village, which at present lie forgotten in libraries of numerous higher institutions and publishing houses in the African region
In comparison to the western world, I believe this is a massive waste of intellectual resources and raw data that future generations of researchers should access. In Western climes, we have various academic websites and scholarly platforms that make it possible for empirical research to continue contributing to future research and national decision making.
Why should Africa be left behind ?
Through RAR, I want to restore dignity to the field of research by creating an ecosystem where these bodies of knowledge with some in hard copy can be converted and distributed digitally.