• 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

  • Prof. Union Ebebiri discussing Prof. Ugolo's paper

    Prof. Union Ebebiri discussing Prof. Ugolo's paper

  • Prof. Chris Ugolo presnting his paper titled

    Prof. Chris Ugolo presnting his paper titled "Recreating Cultural Festivals for Economic Benefits: The Ugie Ritual Festival as Paradigm", during ARTCO

  • Mrs Obayagbona Itohan, permanent secretary, Edo State Ministry of Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, representing the SSG (l) with Acting ES, NICO, Mr. Louis Eriomala

    Mrs Obayagbona Itohan, permanent secretary, Edo State Ministry of Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, representing the SSG (l) with Acting ES, NICO, Mr. Louis Eriomala

  • Dr. Edoja Okpokunu discussing Prof. Eghafona's paper

    Dr. Edoja Okpokunu discussing Prof. Eghafona's paper

  • Prof Austin Asagba presenting his paper; Cultural Industries as Catalyst for Economic Growth

    Prof Austin Asagba presenting his paper; Cultural Industries as Catalyst for Economic Growth

  • Prof. K. A. Eghafona presenting her paper titled

    Prof. K. A. Eghafona presenting her paper titled "Understanding the relationship between Cultural Values and Economic Development" at ARTCO

  • Augustus Ajibola, a director in the Ministry of Information and Culture, delivering the minister's speech during ARTCO

    Augustus Ajibola, a director in the Ministry of Information and Culture, delivering the minister's speech during ARTCO

Nico News

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International Day For Monuments And Sites And International Museums Day Celebration 2018

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It was a beehive of activities at the Concordia Academy Yola, as the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), celebrated the 2018 International Day for Monuments and Sites and the International Museums Day. The theme for this year’s International…
May 21, 2018 50

World Culture Day: Minister Calls For Peaceful Co-existence

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World Culture Day: Minister Calls For Peaceful Co-existence The Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said Nigerians must imbibe the culture of peaceful co-existence, stressing the need for continuous promotion of the nation’s…
Apr 18, 2018 330

Eriomala Expresses Shock As Staff Give Him A Surprise Birthday Package

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The Acting Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Mr.…
Apr 14, 2018 421

NICO AUPCTRE Dissolves EXCO, Constitutes Caretaker Committee

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The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational…
Apr 11, 2018 384

Education Minister Inaugurates National Technical Committee For Language Policy

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The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has formally inaugurated a…

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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