• Sen. Urhoghide (l), Gov. Okorocha (m) and Alh. Mohammed exchanging pleasantries

    Sen. Urhoghide (l), Gov. Okorocha (m) and Alh. Mohammed exchanging pleasantries

  • Dr. Ayakoroma, ES, NICO (l) and Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Imo State Governor.

    Dr. Ayakoroma, ES, NICO (l) and Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Imo State Governor.

  • NICO Troupe in action

    NICO Troupe in action

  • Guests at the NICO Quarterly Public Lecture

    Guests at the NICO Quarterly Public Lecture

  • Group photograph of dignitaries after the programme

    Group photograph of dignitaries after the programme

  • Gov. Rochas Okorocha, Guest Lecturer (l) and Alh. Lai Mohammed, Special Guest of Honour at the NICO Quarterly Public Lecture

    Gov. Rochas Okorocha, Guest Lecturer (l) and Alh. Lai Mohammed, Special Guest of Honour at the NICO Quarterly Public Lecture

  • Dignitaries at NICO Quarterly Public Lecture

    Dignitaries at NICO Quarterly Public Lecture

  • Alhaji Lai Mohammed (r) presents an award on behalf of NICO to Owelle Rochas Okorocha

    Alhaji Lai Mohammed (r) presents an award on behalf of NICO to Owelle Rochas Okorocha

  •  Her Excellency, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, wife of the governor of Imo State (l) and Dr. Barclays Ayakoroma (r) in a chat during the 35th ANA International Conference in Abuja

    Her Excellency, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, wife of the governor of Imo State (l) and Dr. Barclays Ayakoroma (r) in a chat during the 35th ANA International Conference in Abuja

  • Senator Enang (r) presenting an award to Dr. Ayakoroma

    Senator Enang (r) presenting an award to Dr. Ayakoroma

Nico News

December 15, 2017 29

Ayakoroma Gives Thanks To God For Successful Tenure

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It was a day of thanksgiving to God Almighty at the Royal House of Grace International Church, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Sunday, 10th December, 2017,for Associate Professor Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma (BFA),who served two terms (a total of eight years), as…
December 12, 2017 131

NICO’s Acting ES Set To Defend 2018 Budget

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The Acting Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Mr. Louis Eriomala will on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 appear before the Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism to defend the Institute’s 2018 budget. In a letter dated…
Dec 07, 2017 254

Staff Welfare Is My Priority, Says Eriomala

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The Acting Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Mr.…
Dec 03, 2017 492

FG Confirms Eriomala's Appointment as The Acting ES, NICO

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The Federal Government has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Louis Eriomala as the Acting…
Nov 29, 2017 165

God Gave Me Grace To Finish My Race In NICO – Ayakoroma

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Immediate past Executive Secretary, 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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