The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, charged with the responsibility of harnessing Nigerian culture for National Development has concluded plans to organize the 2nd edition of the Nigerian Indigenous Language Programme (NILP) in the barracks.

The programme which is scheduled to start nationwide in select military, police and paramilitary barracks from Monday, 7th September to 5th November, 2020, aims at promoting cordial relationship between officers and their host community; enhance intelligence and information gathering; foster espirit-de-corps among the officers and men; foster peace, national unity and social integration and address the critical issue of language endangerment and extinction.

The opening ceremony of the Abuja edition of the programme which will hold at the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Headquarters, Sauka, Airport Road is expected to have personalities in attendance to include the Executive Secretary of NICO, Mr. Ado Muhammed Yahuza; the Commandant General, NSCDC, Abdullahi Mohammadu; and Alhaji Haruna Tanko Jibrin, the Gomo of Kuje among others.

Other venues for the training in various parts of the country include: Nigerian Police College, Ikeja; Nigerian Police barracks, Near Dukku Park, Gombe State; Custom House, Kofare, Yola in Adamawa State; Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Enugu, Bayelsa, Imo and Ondo State Commands respectively.

While the programme holds at the Nigerian Correctional Service Command Headquarters in Kwara and Oyo States, the venue of the programme in Katsina State will be the Police Children School, Dogon Gida Barracks, GRA Katsina with the 31 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army, Minna playing host in Niger State.

Caleb Nor
Media Assistant to Executive Secretary/CEO