• 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

  • 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

Nico News

July 17, 2018 1

Eriomala Urges AUPCTRE Exco To Chart A New Dawn For Unionism

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The Acting Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Mr. Louis Eriomala, has charged the new executives members of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees…
July 17, 2018

NICO Governing Board Inaugural Meeting Rescheduled

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The Inaugural Meeting of the Governing Board of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), earlier scheduled to hold on Thursday, 12th July, 2018, has been rescheduled to hold on Friday, 20th July, 2018. The meeting is expected to hold in the…
Jul 17, 2018 5

NICO Staff Set Out For Language Summer Programme In Turkey

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Three members of staff of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) left…
Jul 01, 2018 144

Tar Ukoh Tasks Farmers/Herders On Peaceful Co-existence

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The Artistic Director, National Troupe of Nigeria (NTN), Comrade Tar Ukoh has called on…
Jun 27, 2018 168

James Adediran Emerges New AUPCTRE Chairman

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Comrade James Adediran of the Finance and Accounts department of the National Institute…

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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