The Management of NICO has been called to put more efforts in the conduct of its annual Nigerian Indigenous Language Programme (NILP) as it is yielding positive results, especially in Minna, Niger State.

This call was made by Hajiya Azumi Abubakar on Monday, 27th July, 2015, at U.K. Bello Cultural Centre, Minna, during an appreciation visit paid on the State Coordinator, NICO Minna, Mrs. Olufunke Ndukwe.

Hajiya Azumi, a participant at the 2014 NILP and a retired staff of National Council for Arts and Culture, could not hide her joy as she came to show appreciation to NICO Minna for the opportunity the Institute’s NILP certificate offered her, recalling that she participated in and learnt Hausa and Nupe languages.

She informed that she used NICO certificate to gain temporary appointment with Niger State Agency for Mass Education, Minna, as a part-time facilitator in Hausa language for the 2015 Literacy Session.

In her remarks, the State Coordinator, NICO Minna, Mrs. Olufunke Ndukwe stressed the need to acquire knowledge on the Nigerian Language as she said,  “No Knowledge is a waste;” adding that the knowledge Hajiya Azumi acquired has given her another opportunity to serve the State Government.

She urged Hajiya Azumi to participate in the forthcoming NILP and also help in publicizing the programme to individuals in the agency at large. 

Halima Oche Eberemu &

Saidu Ibrahim Musa

NICO, Minna.