• Mr. Eriomala, Acting ES, NICO (middle), Otumba Runsewe, DG, NCAC (left) and Mr. Ferdinard Aniekwe, DG, CBAAC.jpg waiting to attend NICO Board inaugural meeting

    Mr. Eriomala, Acting ES, NICO (middle), Otumba Runsewe, DG, NCAC (left) and Mr. Ferdinard Aniekwe, DG, CBAAC.jpg waiting to attend NICO Board inaugural meeting

  • Group photograph of NICO Board members who were present after the meeting

    Group photograph of NICO Board members who were present after the meeting

  • Mr. Louis Eriomala, Ag. Executive Secretary, NICO, (2nd l) and Mr. Law Ezeh (l) at the UNWTO Summit

    Mr. Louis Eriomala, Ag. Executive Secretary, NICO, (2nd l) and Mr. Law Ezeh (l) at the UNWTO Summit

  • Group photograph of dignitaries and delegates at the UNWTO Summit in Abuja, Nigeria

    Group photograph of dignitaries and delegates at the UNWTO Summit in Abuja, Nigeria

  • Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture delivering his speech at the UNWTO Summit

    Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture delivering his speech at the UNWTO Summit

  • Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation giving President Buhari's speech at the UNWTO Summit

    Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation giving President Buhari's speech at the UNWTO Summit

  • Zurab Pololikashvili, Sec. Gen, UNWTO (l) presents award to Aliko Dangote, represented by Engr. Ahmed Mansur (r), while Alh. Lai Mohammed (m) looks on

    Zurab Pololikashvili, Sec. Gen, UNWTO (l) presents award to Aliko Dangote, represented by Engr. Ahmed Mansur (r), while Alh. Lai Mohammed (m) looks on

  • Some members of the high table at the just concluded Public Lecture

    Some members of the high table at the just concluded Public Lecture

  • His Excellency, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia State (l) and Mr. Louis Eriomala, Acting ES, NICO, just before Kalu delivered the lecture at the NICO Quarterly Public Lecture Series

    His Excellency, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia State (l) and Mr. Louis Eriomala, Acting ES, NICO, just before Kalu delivered the lecture at the NICO Quarterly Public Lecture Series

  • NICO Board Chairman, Alhaji Yusuffu Galambi expressing his gratitude to Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu for delivering a thought provoking lecture

    NICO Board Chairman, Alhaji Yusuffu Galambi expressing his gratitude to Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu for delivering a thought provoking lecture

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NICO Governing Board Holds 3rd Meeting In Abuja.

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The Governing Board of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) has scheduled its 3rd meeting to hold on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Institute’s Head Office, located at No. 23, Kigoma Street, Wuse Zone 7, Abuja-FCT. Information available…
December 20, 2018 164

Justice Minister Solicit Support To Implement Anti-Corruption Strategy In Nigeria

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The Honourable Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN has called on all stakeholders to collaborate and cooperate with the ministry in the successful implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS). The…
Dec 06, 2018 220

NICO Management Urged To Explore Alternative Ways Of Funding

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Members of the Governing Board of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO)…
Dec 06, 2018 242

ASCSN Pledge To Work With NICO Management Towards Peace & Harmony

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The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has said it is willing to…
Nov 21, 2018 415

NICO Governing Board Holds 2nd Meeting In Abuja

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Members of the Governing Board of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO)…

Acting Executive Secretary

Mr. Louis Okpako Eriomala, born on 17th April, 1960 in Sapele, Delta State, hails from Opuraja, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State. He attended St. Andrew’s Primary School, Warri, Delta State (1967-1971); Government College, Ughelli, Delta State (1972-1977); University of Benin, Benin City (1979-1983) – B.Sc. (Business Administration); and University of Lagos, Lagos (2005-2007) – M.Sc. (Psychology).

He did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Department of Business Administration, Kwara State College of Technology (1983-84), as a Lecturer, before working as a Management Consultant at Malcon Group of Companies, Lagos (1984-1994).

Mr. Eriomala joined the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) on 5th November, 1996, as Assistant Chief Cultural Officer (Corporate Affairs). In 2002, he was appointed pioneer Liaison Officer, NICO Lagos Office. He was later deployed to NICO Head Office, Abuja in 2004, as the Acting Head, Research and Documentation Department.

In April 2009, when NICO South-West Zonal Office in Akure was established, Mr. Eriomala was posted there as the pioneer Zonal Coordinator. While there, he organised the first ever training programme for Cultural Workers in Ondo State; the first Yoruba Quiz for Secondary Schools in the 18 Local Government Areas of Ondo State; and the first training workshop for Traditional Rulers in Ondo State.

In February 2012, Mr. Eriomala was transferred to NICO Head Office, Abuja-FCT, as Director, Research and Documentation. Again, in April 2013, he was transferred to Lagos Liaison Office as Director. He was nominated in 2014 to serve as a Member of the Global Public Diplomatic Network (GPDNet), an international body of Public/Cultural Diplomacy practicing institutions from Medium Power Countries to promote peace and understanding among member nations, using Public Diplomacy (PD) as a platform. GPDNet is presently headed by Yunus Emre Institute of Turkey.

Until his appointment as the Acting Executive Secretary/CEO of NICO by the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Mr. Eriomala was the Director, NICO Lagos Liaison Office, National Theatre Annex, Iganmu-Lagos.

Mr. Louis Eriomala is a devout Christian; and he is married with children.

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