New PictureThe Head of Service (HOS), Enugu State, Mr. Chidi Ezema, has re-echoed his readiness to respond positively to the call for support by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), saying that the social transformer and cultural administrative doyen, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, at the helm of affairs of the Institute has been a welcomed development.

The number one civil servant in the state, who said this in his office during a courtesy call on him by NICO Enugu State Head, Mr. Nwajagu Nnaemeka, commended the NICO State Office in Enugu for rendering unprecedented services to the state in so short a period of time, adding that NICO Enugu had made land mark achievements in the propagation of our moral values.

The HOS attributed the short life-span of our people to lack of relaxation and neglect of many cultural festivals which have equally affected our living conditions, and charged NICO Enugu to collaborate with religious agencies to sensitize the populace to shun Western inferiority complex, promising on behalf of the Enugu State Government to partner NICO in subsequent training programmes.

Speaking earlier, the NICO Enugu State Office Head, Mr. Nwajagu Nnaemeka, briefed the HOS on the policies and the mandate of Institute specified in the establishing decree 93 of 1993, and solicited the support of Enugu State Government to nominate members of staff for NICO Training School, Lagos, for the Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Cultural Administration, just as he formally invited the HOS to grace the one year anniversary of NICO Enugu as the Guest of Honour scheduled for Thursday, 13 March 2014.

Mr. Tony Chukwu of the Orientation and Cultural Affairs department, on the other hand, harped on the need to stem the pace at which our cultures are fast eroding and prayed that all hands should be on deck to ensure that our languages do not go into extinction as had been predicted by UNESCO.

Members of staff who accompanied the State Head on the courtesy visit were Mr. Tony Chukwu, Mr. Emenike Ifeanyi and Mrs. Igweuba Chinwendu.

Kingsley Ngoka

Corporate Affairs

NICO Enugu State Office