Cultural Training Institute Harnessing Culture for National Development Read More Promoting Nigeria's Culture Harnessing our cultural resources to meet the challenges of social integration, peace, unity and national development. Read More NICO Quarterly Public Lecture Intellectual Discourse on Culture Read More Promoting Nigeria's Culture Harnessing our cultural resources to meet the challenges of social integration, peace, unity and national development. Read More

Our Mandate Harnessing Culture for National Development

Our Training Schools

NICO is renowned for training cultural ambassadors, media practitioners, film directors and entrepreneurs to become more proficient at workplaces, homes and communities in their handling of Nigerian cultural realities, philosophy and practices which are relevant for economic advancements, National integration, peace and unity.

NICO's Act

The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) was established by Act 93 of 1993, as a joint initiative of the Nigerian Government and UNESCO during the World Decade for Cultural Development Programme (1988-1997), which emphasized the cultural dimension of development. The idea is also enunciated in the Cultural Policy for Nigeria (1988).

Our Vision

NICO has the vision to be the apex and leading Cultural Training Institute in Nigeria and Nigeria’s contribution to world progress and civilization through research and documentation and cultural assets and services, both tangible and intangible. NICO also has the mandate to train cultural officers, motivators and communicators who would be grounded in Nigerian cultural realities.
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Number of Graduates
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Number of State Offices
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Our Training Centers

Our Programs Training Cultural Ambassadors

NICO Quarterly Public Lecture

The Lecture Series is conceptualised as a vibrant quarterly programme to provide a forum for intellectual discourse on culture

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Cultural Clubs

The establishment of the clubs will further enlighten the younger generation about Nigerian heritage and foster a sense of cultural pride.

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Language Training

The programme would go a long way in fostering peace, unity and social integration among the participants and Nigerians in general.

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16 Jul

NICO Commended On Quality Of Resource Persons At Curriculum Development Workshop.

The Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Prof. Idris Muhammad Bugaje has commended the National Institute...
13 Jul

Cultural Administration is Central to sustainable Development in Nigeria-Yahuza

The Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Ado M. Yahuza has said that Cultural Administration is...
10 Jul

Otunba Congratulates Yahuza, Says He Is Humble & A Man Of Prayer

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, OON, has described the Executive...

NICO Objectives Section 3 of the Act establishing NICO, the objectives and functions

Orientation

Serve as a focus for orientation in cultural matters for Nigeria’s policymakers and other government officials.

Cultural Materials

Develop cultural materials for promoting the cultural image of Nigeria nationally and internationally and use them for the realization of the nation’s Cultural Diplomacy objectives.

Trainings

Train Cultural Development Officers who will integrate Nigeria’s culture into the educational system at all levels to facilitate the practical application of the Nigerian culture in everyday activity.

Research

Sponsor and undertake research into all aspects of Nigeria’s arts and culture.