The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information & Culture, in furtherance of its mandate of effecting a sense of cultural direction in the citizenry, is again, set to organize a Public Lecture with the theme, “Culture as an Effective Tool for Foreign Relations”.   

The lecture, scheduled to hold at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, on Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, by 11am will be delivered by a senior research fellow at NIIA, Dr. Sharkdam Wapmuk.                     

Honourable Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is the Special Guest of Honour while former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Ethiopia and 2nd Vice President, Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria, Otunba (Ambassador) Olusegun Akinsanya, mni will Chair the occasion.

The NICO Quarterly Public Lecture series was conceptualised as a vibrant quarterly programme to serve as a platform for intellectual discourse on culture; sensitize Nigerians to the strategic importance of culture in the promotion and sustenance of good governance and our nascent democracy; effect a sense of cultural direction in the citizenry to better appreciate the need for Nigerians to embrace our culture, cherish its inherent values and accord it a pride of place in all aspects of our development agenda.

Caleb Nor

Media Assistant to Ag. ES