About Nico

Management Staff

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Alh. Ibrahim Hussaini  
Prince Bamidele Olusa
    Alex Omojie Asst Director  
Alh Ibrahim Hussaini
Ag. Director, Admin & Human
Resources
  Prince Bamidele Olusa 
Director, Research & Documentation
  Mrs. Bridget Yerima
Director, Training School 
  Mr. Alex Omijie
Director Orientation & Cultural Affairs
 
Law Ezeh    ES Management
Dr. Barclays F. Ayakoroma

Executive Secretary./CEO
  Mr. Louis Eriomala  
Mr. Law Ezeh
Dep. Director ES Office
   

Mr. Louis Eriomala
Director, Lagos Office

 
Prince Bamidele Olusa     Mr. Ohi Ojo  
Mr. Herbert, Alfred Ogbe
Director, Finance & Accounts.
          Mr. Ohi Ojo
Zonal Co-ordinator 
North-Central, Ilorin
 
               
      Adeniji Dosu  
Alh. Ibrahim Hussaini
Zonal Co-ordinator
North-West, Katsina
      Adeniji Dosu
Zonal Co-ordinator
North-East, Yola
 

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Mr Ebi Nelson Campbell
Zonal Co-ordinator
South-South, Yenagoa
 

 Justina Akhilome

 Mrs Justina Akhilome
Zonal Co-ordinator
South-East, Owerri

 

 James Imohiosen

James Imohiosen
Zonal Co-ordinator
South-West, Akure
 

 
     
     

Departments

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NICO is essentially made up of five (5) departments namely: Administration & Human Resources, Finance & Accounts, Orientation & Cultural Affairs, Research & Documentation, and Training School. Each of these departments is headed by a Director, who reports directly to the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer.

Similarly, there are units, such as Corporate Affairs, Legal, Protocol, Budget, and Procurement uUnits, which are directly under the Office of the Executive Secretary. Each is headed by an Assistant Director or its equivalent.

The Institute has also opened offices in all the six (6) geo-political zones in the country, in addition to the Lagos Liaison Office, which is presently hosting the Training School.

Furthermore, State Offices are being opened in Enugu, Ibadan, Minna, and Gombe, to effectively carry the Institute's programmes and activities to the grassroots.

Thus, the management structure of the Institute is as follows:

* CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS - ABUJA, FCT

* OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

* ADMINISTRATION & HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

* FINANCE & ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT

* ORIENTATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

* RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION DEPARTMENT

* TRAINING SCHOOL

* LAGOS LIAISON OFFICE

* SOUTH-WEST ZONAL OFFICE - AKURE, ONDO STATE

* SOUTH-SOUTH ZONAL OFFICE - YENAGOA, BAYELSA STATE

* SOUTH-EAST ZONAL OFFICE - OWERRI, IMO STATE

* NORTH-EAST ZONAL OFFICE - YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE

* NORTH-CENTRAL ZONAL OFFICE - ILORIN, KWARA STATE

* NORTH-WEST ZONAL OFFICE - KATSINA, KATSINA STATE

Governing Board

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A new Governing Board of the Institute is yet to be constituted.

Membership of the Board, when appointed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will include:

CHAIRMAN
Execuitve Director/CEO, National Council for Arts & Culture (NCAC) - MEMBER
Execuitve Director/CEO, Centre for Blacks and African Arts & Civilisation (CBAAC) - MEMBER
Representative of National Universities Commission (NUC) - MEMBER
Director-General, Nigerian Institute for International Affairs (NIIA) - MEMBER
Representative of Federal Ministry of Culture, Tourism & National Orientation - MEMBER
Representative of National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM-UNESCO) - MEMBER
Representative of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) - MEMBER
Representative of Centre for Management Development (CMD) - MEMBER
Executive Secretary/CEO, NICO - Member/Secretary

The function of the Board is to formulate policies and set up achievable goals that will project NICO as the foremost Cultural Institute in Nigeria and work towards its attainment.

Contact Us

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HEAD OFFICE

No. 23 Kigoma Street, Wuse Zone 7
Abuja-FCT, Nigeria

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ZONAL OFFICES

SOUTH-WEST

Federal Mortage Bank
Building (former)
Oke Eda, Akure
Ondo State
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NORTH-EAST

Ribadu Square
Yola,
Adamawa State
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SOUTH-EAST

9A Works Road
Off Okigwe Road,
Owerri, Imo State
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NORTH-WEST

Block 310-312 (3rd floor)
Federal Secretariat Complex
Katsina, Katsina State
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SOUTH-SOUTH

41, Imgbi Road,
Amarata, Yenagoa
Bayelsa State
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NORTH-CENTRAL

No. 2, Cementery Road
Off Civil Service Drive Road
GRA Ilorin, Kwara State
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LAGOS OFFICE

National Theatre, Iganmu
P.M.B 1390, Apapa
Lagos, Nigeria
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STATE OFFICES

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By Ilimi International School,
Federal Low Cost, Gombe
Gombe State
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ENUGU STATE OFFICE

No. 17A Nnobi Street
Independence Layout, Enugu
Enugu State
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OYO STATE OFFICE

No. 2, 14th Avenue
Oluyole Estate, Ibadan,
Oyo State
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NIGER STATE OFFICE

U.K Bello Arts Theatre Complex
Minna, Niger State
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SOKOTO STATE OFFICE

3rd Floor, Block 12,
Shehu Kangiwa State Secretariat,
Sokoto State
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Executive Secretary

Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma attended L.A. School and St. Enda's College, all in Agbarho, Delta State. He read Theatre Arts at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, graduating with a second class honours (upper) division. This was followed with a Masters degree from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan and a doctorate degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, also in Theatre Arts. His area of specialisation is Directing/Film Studies.

Ayakoroma had a stint at Prof. J. P. Clark-Bekederemo's PEC Repertory Theatre, Lagos in 1985 before moving over to the Rivers State Television (RSTV Channel 22 UHF) Port Harcourt, Rivers State (1986-1992), where he held various positions, such as, Operations Supervisor, Head of Programmes, and Head of News and Current Affairs. He has written, acted in, and directed many plays on stage and TV. He is the author of Dance on his Grave, A Matter of Honour, A Chance to Survive & Other Plays, Castles in the Air, Once Upon a Dream, and A Scar for Life. His other works include, "Strangers in the Land," "The Chief Engineer," "A Night Out," "One Wife Two Husbands," and "The Odi Saga;" while his screenplays include, "Master in the House," "Castles in the Air," "Hidden Agenda," "No Hiding Place," "Ikemefuna," and "From Grace to Grass.

Until recently, a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, he was a Consultant with the Living Earth Nigeria Foundation (LENF) where he pioneered the Bayelsa Community Theatre Programme. His collaboration with Arikpo Arikpo formerly of LENF produced three collections of plays: All for a Canoe & other plays, Our Forest, Our Future & other plays and “The Golden Goose & other plays.”

Ayakoroma also collaborated with Arikpo Arikpo and Prof. Emmanuel Emasealu of the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Port Harcourt to handle the MPP3 Enlightenment Campaign through drama, under the consultancy of LENF. The play, "Once Upon a Letter," which the trio scripted has been performed in many communities in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States. He directed the production in the Bayelsa State programme, as the Consultant for LENF. Two of his plays, A Matter of Honour and Dance on his Grave are recommended texts in Bayelsa State Junior Secondary School syllabus.

An editor and co-editor of several books, Ayakoroma is the author of Theatre Management in Nigeria: An Introduction and Trends in Nollywood: A Study of Selected Genres, the latter being described as a ground-breaking work on the contemporary Nigerian film industry.

He was appointed the Executive Director of the Bayelsa State Council for Arts & Culture in August 2000, and contributed immensely to the development of the State Arts Council as its chief executive. He led the Bayelsa State delegation when the Egbelegbele Cultural Troupe of Amassoma participated in the 2002 edition of the International Children's Festival of Culture & Art in Tianjin, China. The troupe also had performance engagements in Beijing and Yanbian before returning home. He also led the Bayelsa State Troupe in performance tours to London, Paris, and Algiers.

Ayakoroma is a member of many professional bodies, which include the African Theatre Association (AfTA), Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA), Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Institute of Corporate Administrators of Nigeria (ICA), and Nollywood’s Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN). One of his plays, The Rejected Ones, in A Chance to Survive & other plays, took the second prize in the 2003 edition of the ANA organized NDDC/J.P. Clark Prize for Drama.

On the approval of the then President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, he was appointed the Executive Secretary/CEO of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Abuja, on 3rd November, 2009, and has positively changed the fortunes of the Institute. He is currently serving his second tenure as NICO’s CEO and is a Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Cultural Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State.

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