The leadership of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) has been commended for the high level of diligence and courage in developing the permanent site of the Institute’s Training School in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.

Members of the House Committee on Culture and Tourism gave this commendation at the Institute’s Corporate Head office at No. 23, Kigoma Street, Wuse Zone 7, Abuja, on Monday, January 30, 2012, while carrying out their constitutional responsibility of oversight functions.

According to the leader of the four-man delegation, Hon. Muniru Abiodun Hakeem, member representing Oshodi-Isolo Federal Constituency of Lagos State, said having seen what NICO had done so far in the development of infrastructure in Kuje, the House Committee will ensure an interface with the House Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the House Committee on Appropriation to ensure that the Institute completes the infrastructural development.”

Hon. Hakeem said there was need for an interface to facilitate the completion of the Training School complex, which should provide a conducive atmosphere for learning and retreats, and that the construction of the access road by the Federal Capital Development Authority is imperative.

It will be recalled that the Executive Secretary, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, was at the National Assembly on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, with management staff for the defence of the Institute’s 2012 budget proposals before members of the Committee.

Management Staff of NICO who were present during the oversight visit include the Director of Administration and Human Resources, Barr. Abayomi Oyelola mni, Director, Research and Documentation,Mr. Festus Ihenetu, Director, Orientation and Cultural Affairs, Prince Bamidele Olusa, Director, Finance and Accounts, Mr. Godson Ordu, Deputy Director and Special Assistant to the ES, Hon. Nelson Campbell, Assistant Director, Legal, Barr. Musa Kakamba, and Assistant Director, Protocol, Mr. Alex Omijie.

Caleb Nor
Corporate Affairs