The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) is set to organise another edition of its Quarterly Public Lecture for the year, on the theme, “Culture, Accountability and National Development”.

A press release signed by Caleb Nor, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of NICO, Associate Professor Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, states that the Quarterly Public Lecture, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 5th October, 2017, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja-FCT, is expected to be delivered by the Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), Professor Muhammad Akaro Mainoma.

The release further states that while the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, will be Special Guest of Honour, the Chairman, House Committee on Culture and Tourism, National Assembly, Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, will be the chairman on the occasion; and the Ona of Abaji and Chairman, FCT Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji (Dr.) Adamu Yunusa, will be the Royal Father of the Day.

Recall that NICO has organised two editions of its Quarterly Public Lecture for the year 2017 on 3rd March and 10th July in Abuja, which had the Executive Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha and the Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, as Distinguished Guest Lecturers, respectively.

It is worthy of note that the NICO Quarterly Public Lecture series has continued to serve as a medium for intellectual discourse on topical issues, as they relate to the culture sector as well as a veritable platform that has continued to give the Institute’s academic programmes more visibility.

Caleb Nor

Media Assistant to ES