The Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, has enjoined staff of the Institute, who recently graduated from NICO Training School in Lagos, to put the knowledge they have acquired to good use towards the development of the Institute.
Dr. Ayakoroma gave this charge on Thursday, 19th January 2012, when the 2010/2011 graduands of NICO Training School who are staff of the Institute’s Head Office, paid him a thank you visit in his office in Abuja.
While appreciating the gesture, the ES said he was happy to welcome them back to the Institute’s Head Office and to their respective departments as well as units.
Speaking further, he commended the graduands for withstanding the rigorous one year training at the School, which, he said, is aimed at widening their field of experience and scope in life, stating that his administration’s intention is to make NICO Training School attendance the prerequisite for every one working in the culture sector to bring about optimal performance and development not only in NICO but the entire sector.
According to the ES, because of the vision the Institute, the NICO Training School, management is seizing the opportunity to train as many staff of the Institute as possible, so that when the pressure comes from outside, the Institute would have had sufficient number of trained staff.
Dr. Ayakoroma then told the graduates to see themselves as being lucky, because they are better off now and charged them to stand tall and talk enlighten about the culture sector any where they find themselves and to also impart the knowledge they have acquired to other colleagues, as well as enlighten them about the benefits derivable from the Training School.
The ES also used the opportunity to inform the returning staff that his administration is working on a policy that would make attending NICO Training School a yardstick for promotion, because he wants every staff of the Institute to have a firm grasp of the culture sector, and thus enjoined them to be worthy ambassadors of the Training School.
Earlier, the leader of the group, Mr. Arnold Elue, had expressed the group’s appreciation to the ES and the entire management of the Institute for nominating them to attend the NICO Training School, and presented an official “Thank You” letter to the ES and a token of their appreciation.