Talthe Gombe State Government, under the leadership of Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, is to build an International Cultural Centre in Gombe, the state capital, as the project is captured in the State’s 2013 budget and work would soon commence at the proposed site.

The Honourable Commissioner, Gombe State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Hon. Samuel Adamu Bulus, who disclosed this when the State Co-ordinator of NICO, Gombe State Office, Mr. Yahaya Moh’d Sanda, paid him a courtesy visit in his office, said that when completed, the magnificent cultural edifice would be first of its kind in the country.

The Commissioner commended staffers of NICO Gombe State office for the good work they had started and pledged to support them in whatever way possible for the Institute’s mandate of harnessing Nigeria’s cultural resources to meet the challenges of social integration, peace, unity and national development to be actualized.

altResponding, the State Co-ordinator, NICO Gombe State Office, Mr. Yahaya Moh’d Sanda, expressed profound appreciation to the Honourable Commissioner and the entire staff of the ministry for the co-operation and support they had given the newly activated State office, promising that the Office will harness the vast cultural potentials Gombe State is endowed with for the development of culture sector in the State and Nigeria at large.

Mr. Sanda used the opportunity to highlight the mandate of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) and the programmes and activities aimed at sensitizing Nigerians to properly understand the country’s cultural realities, philosophy and practices that are needed for social cohesion, peace and progress in a multi-ethnic nation.

Thomas Anongu
NICO Gombe State Office