The Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, says all is set for the next edition of the NICO National Media Workshop for Arts Writers and Editors, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 9, 2012, in the Banquet Hall of Gombe State University, Gombe.
With the theme: “Sustainable Culture and Tourism Promotion in Nigeria’s Democracy: The Imperative For The Media”, this is the 7th edition in the series, and promises to provide yet another opportunity for Arts Writers and Editors to tap from the wealth of experience of select veteran journalists and arts writers, who have distinguished themselves in the pen profession.
The national media workshop, which has continued to receive commendations from journalists and other key stakeholders in the culture sector, has been designed by the Institute as a platform for journalists on the Arts and Culture desk to improve in their specialized area of reporting, and the current edition is in collaboration with Gombe State Government.
It is expected that beyond the successes of previous editions organized, this edition will not only provide the opportunity for Journalists on the Arts and Culture desk to keep themselves abreast with current trends for effective reportage, but also create a window for Gombe State Government to showcase the unique cultural, historical and tourism attractions from different communities, thereby giving participants something positive to report about the rich and diverse cultures that abound in the state.
The workshop is expected to be declared open by the Executive Governor of Gombe State, His Excellency Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo.