The traditional ruler of Ibagwa Nike in Enugu East LGA of Enugu State, HRH Igwe Dr. Emmanuel O. Ugwu (Eze Okwe of Okwe kingdom), has called on the Federal government through National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), to create an avenue for the training of traditional rulers on Arbitration and Mediation process.
Igwe Ugwu, who made the call in his palace when he received a delegation of members of staff of NICO Enugu State Office, led by the Head, Mr. Nwajagu Nnaemeka, who came to appreciate him for honouring their invitation on the occasion of the 1st year anniversary of the State Office.
The monarch expressed solidarity with the management of NICO, the visionary leadership of the Executive Secretary, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, and the progress recorded especially in Enugu State Office, stressing that NICO is the only Institute that has the mandate to train cultural workers and traditional rulers, and advocated for online courses for traditional rulers to enhance their knowledge on cultural administration, since they may not be able to attend the NICO Training School.
According to him, that will be a fertile ground for cultural symposia that will reflect on the various cultures of our people, adding that when various cultural institutions blend, it will form a synergy for cross pollination of ideas among the traditional rulers for proper understanding of the country’s unity in diversity, further expressing hope that, such programmes will attract sponsors from local and international organizations as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Earlier, the NICO Enugu Head, Mr. Nwajagu Nnaemeka, had expressed profound appreciation to the revered traditional ruler for his concern and support to the programmes of the Institute, and for his guidance in the quest of NICO Enugu to meet with the Council of Chiefs in Enugu state.
Members of staff in attendance were Mr. Austine Okezie, Mr. Ibe Michael Ogbuu, Mr. Bisong James, Mr. Tony Chukwu and Mr. Emenike Ifeanyi.
Ibe Michael Ogbuu
Enugu State Office