The Coordinator, North-Central Zonal Office of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Mallam Ibrahim Lawal has said that what he saw during his visits to some primary schools’ cultural activities showed that it was high time NICO Cultural Clubs were extended to primary schools in the zone. 

Speaking at a meeting with the Organizing Committee members, the Zonal Coordinator said catching them young at that age would seriously encourage parents more into making them embrace their culture.

Lawal added that after the inauguration of the NICO Cultural Clubs in schools, the children become ambassadors of NICO in their various homes where they would be engaging their parents in questions that border on their heritage and that by doing so, the protection of our culture against any form of threat would be in focus.

The Zonal Office is set to inaugurate Cultural Clubs in 20 primary schools and 10 secondary schools, in addition to the 25 already inaugurated in various schools in year 2010.

The occasion, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 4th December, 2013, at Federal Staff School, Adewole, Ilorin, Kwara State, by 10.00am, will also feature traditional dances, drama, and songs, among others, and outstanding performances would attract prizes.

Naseer Saeed Ategba