The Executive Secretary/CEO, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Ado Muhammed Yahuza has commended the leadership of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Bayelsa State Command for keying into the Institute’s Nigerian Indigenous Language Programme (NILP) in the barracks.

Yahuza gave this commendation on Thursday, February 3, 2022 while on a 2-Day working visit to the Institute’s South-South Zonal office in Yenagoa, located at 51, Imgbi Road, Amarata, Bayelsa State.

The NICO Boss who stopped over to pay a courtesy visit to the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Bayelsa to address officers of the Command at the ongoing Language Programme in the State, acknowledged the cordial relationship between the NICO South-South Zonal office and the FRSC Command, saying he is not surprised at the willingness and readiness of the Sector Commander to approve the 3rd edition of the programme to be held in the Command.

He reiterated that Road Safety is everybody’s duty and NICO as a Cultural Institute has identified the usefulness of indigenous languages as important tool in the hands of Officers of the Commission in the discharge their duties as they interact with people at the grassroots and host communities.

Yahuza said the programme will also enhance the Command’s pursuit for quality service delivery as Officers will be able to relate effectively with the public in their indigenous languages at the end of the programme, thereby addressing the challenge of multi-ethnicity faced by the Nigerian nation.

Further admitting that the essence of Federal Agencies coming together at state levels is to add value to the life of Nigerian citizens to enable them think nationally, Yahuza stated that speaking an indigenous language other than one’s own is one of the tools that will bring us together the more.

Speaking at the event, the Bayelsa State Sector Commander of FRSC, Corps Commander Usman Ibrahim who was ably represented by Deputy Corps Commander, Mariam Benamaisia, appreciated NICO for doing a good job through its indigenous language programme.

She applauded the Executive Secretary and entire Management of NICO for such a laudable initiative, saying the Command will forever remain grateful and urged the Institute to extend the kind gesture to other Law Enforcement Agencies in the State due to its usefulness.

During his tour, the Executive Secretary also visited the Federal Secretariat Project Site at Ox-Bow Lake, Swali Road, Yenagoa and was taken round the building by the Chairman, Association of Heads of Federal Establishments in Bayelsa State, Mr. Obaro Ologbo who is also the State Coordinator of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Ologbo informed NICO ES that very soon, Federal Agencies including NICO South-South Zonal Office will be relocating to the Secretariat when completed.

She equally applauded the good leadership style of the NICO Boss, particularly for his support to the South-South Zonal office of the Institute, stressing that the Zonal Office headed by Barrister Ayakoroma Bernard Preye has been in the forefront in the pursuit by federal agencies towards the successful completion of the project.

NICO staff from the Zonal Office who accompanied the Executive Secretary on the visit were; Uku Oisetwuyinni (Head, Human Resource Management); Obi James (Head, Finance and Accounts); Agbeh Sabastine (Head, Orientation and Cultural Affairs); Agoro Solomon Uzefa (Head, Research and Documentation) as well as the Corporate Affairs Unit Crew led by Clifford Ugwu.