he National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) North-West Zonal Office in Katsina State has concluded the 2023 edition of its Nigeria Indigenous Language in the Barracks programme, organized for personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at the Katsina Sector Command.Addressing participants at the closing ceremony of the language training at the Command’s Headquarters in Kofar ‘Yandaka, Katsina, Katsina State on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, the NICO Zonal Director, Barrister Musa Kakamba appreciated the Corps’ support and for wholeheartedly embracing the programme.Represented by the Head of Administration, Bashir Garba, Kakamba said the Institute will remain committed to the preservation and promotion of Nigeria’s indigenous languages as part its key mandate of combating their flagrant relegation and consequent threats of extinction.He affirmed that this cannot be effectively realized without the collaboration of all relevant stakeholders, especially security establishments such as military and paramilitary agencies. This he disclosed, was part of what informed the initiation of the Institute’s Language in the Barracks programme. While commending the participants for their zeal towards the training, which he said has aided their acquisition of appropriate skills, the Coordinator also enjoined them not to relent in applying what they have learnt for a better socio-cultural integration and consequently facilitate the smooth execution of their assignments.On his part, the Katsina State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Ibrahim Maiyaki Bazama expressed gratitude to NICO for organizing the language training for personnel of his command, saying it is the first of its kind since he assumed office and that it will no doubt go a long way in promoting the Corps’ integration with their host community. While assuring that FRSC is an organization that appreciates collaboration and partnership with others for the execution of meaningful initiatives, Bazama appealed to NICO to continue with the partnership and consider his command again for more training programmes.Also applauding the resource persons for employing and sustaining appreciable standards through the training sessions, the Sector Commander admonished participants to optimally utilize the knowledge they have acquired, saying it is not for them to go and keep at home.Highpoints of the event was a demonstration of interactions by participants in the three major languages of Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba as well as issuance of certificates to participants who performed satisfactorily during the programme.The event was attended by the management and personnel of the FRSC Katsina Sector Command and staff of NICO North-West Zonal Office, Katsina State.Corporate Affairs UnitNICO Katsina