The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), North-East Zonal office in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, has commenced the mobilization and sensitization campaign to various government ministries, agencies and private organizations in the zone, with a view to convince them to nominate participants for the 2-year Diploma in Cultural Administration (DCA) and one year Post Graduate Diploma in Cultural Administration (PGDCA) programmes of the NICO Training School in Lagos and Abuja Study Centres.

The Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Oladosu Adeniji first paid a courtesy visit to the Director, Adamawa State Council for Arts and Culture, Mr. Umaru B. Michika, and solicited for more collaboration and partnership to actualize the mandate of the Institute.

Mr. Adeniji emphasized the need for the Adamawa State Arts Council to nominate not less than five participants for the NICO Training School in the 2016/2017 Academic Session, which will commence on the 8th of February, 2016.

Responding, the Director, Adamawa State Arts Council, Mr. Umaru B. Michika assured the Zonal Coordinator of continuous support and cooperation from the Adamawa State Arts Council, to sustain the longstanding relationship he had with NICO’s Executive Secretary, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma.

He added that despite paucity of funds, the Management of the Council will work out modalities for the nomination of participants for the NICO Training School programmes, for the improved job performance of the culture officers.

The Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Oladosu Adeniji also visited the Adamawa State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Adamawa State Ministry of Education, Adamawa State Ministry of Information, Adamawa State Ministry for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs, Nigerian Television Authority, and Gotel Communications Ltd.

He is scheduled to visit Mubi North and South Local Government Areas of Adamawa State next week Tuesday and later proceed to Taraba and Bauchi States.

Abdullahi Yusuf Naguto

Corporate Affairs Unit