The paper takes a look at Management use of Records in Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. The importance of records and records management programmes was given. Other issues that were investigated include: the components of records management in operation, maintenance and use of records, storage and security of records for effective use, records disposition schedule, and the strength and qualification of the records management personnel. The paper concludes that the management staff of Delta State University, Abraka, see records as indispensable tools in planning, decision making and implementation. Over the years, the authorities of the University have therefore created, maintained and used numerous records. Certain problems which hamper the effective use of records by management in the University were identified as: lack of clear‐cut records management standard, inadequate professional records management personnel, non‐availability of automatic security/protection system and erratic electric power supply. In order to eradicate or overcome these setbacks, the researcher has made some far‐reaching recommendations.
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