• Mrs Chioma Duru, Deputy Director, Research and Documentation, NICO, reads the communique after the technical session at the ARTCO

    Mrs Chioma Duru, Deputy Director, Research and Documentation, NICO, reads the communique after the technical session at the ARTCO

  • Chief Fidel Onyenekwe, former NUJ Chairman, Imo State  Council, delivers his lecture titled

    Chief Fidel Onyenekwe, former NUJ Chairman, Imo State Council, delivers his lecture titled "Mitigating the negative consequencies of youth activities on internet and optimizing adherence to ethics and core national values."

  • Prof. Emmanuel Dandaura, Executive Director, Institute of Strategic and Development Communication, Nasarawa State University, Keffi gives his lecture titled

    Prof. Emmanuel Dandaura, Executive Director, Institute of Strategic and Development Communication, Nasarawa State University, Keffi gives his lecture titled "Understanding the fake news phenomenon: I nterrrogating rights and obligation of youth on social

  • Mr.Vitus Ekocha of the National Orientation Agency, Imo State presents his lecture titled

    Mr.Vitus Ekocha of the National Orientation Agency, Imo State presents his lecture titled "Culture and Sustainable evelopment in the digital age: The role of the Nigerian youth."

  • Assoc. Prof. Fab Ukozor of Imo State University delivers her lecture titled

    Assoc. Prof. Fab Ukozor of Imo State University delivers her lecture titled "Leveraging social media for youth empowerment in Nigeria" during ARTCO technial session

  • Prof. Dennis Akoh, Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Alex Ekwueme Fed. University, Ndufu Aliko Ikwo, delivering his lecture titled

    Prof. Dennis Akoh, Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Alex Ekwueme Fed. University, Ndufu Aliko Ikwo, delivering his lecture titled "Reengineering cultural identity and national consciousness in Nigerian youth through social media" during ARTCO

  • Mr. Alex Omijie, Director, Orientation and Cultural Affairs, NICO, gives the vote of thanks after the opening ceremony at the occasion

    Mr. Alex Omijie, Director, Orientation and Cultural Affairs, NICO, gives the vote of thanks after the opening ceremony at the occasion

  • Representative of the Chairman, His Excellency, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Hon. Barr. Emeh Ikenna presenting the Chairman's address.

    Representative of the Chairman, His Excellency, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Hon. Barr. Emeh Ikenna presenting the Chairman's address.

  • Mrs Memunat Idu-Lah, Director, International Cultural Relations, Ministry of Information and Culture, representing the honourable minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, reads the minister's address during ARTCO

    Mrs Memunat Idu-Lah, Director, International Cultural Relations, Ministry of Information and Culture, representing the honourable minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, reads the minister's address during ARTCO

  • Acting Executive Secretary, NICO, Mr. Louis Eriomala reading his address during NICO's Annual Round Table Conference held at Rockview Hotel, Owerri, Imo State.

    Acting Executive Secretary, NICO, Mr. Louis Eriomala reading his address during NICO's Annual Round Table Conference held at Rockview Hotel, Owerri, Imo State.

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Language is Key to National Development-Eriomala

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The Acting Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Mr.…

Acting Executive Secretary

Mr. Louis Okpako Eriomala, born on 17th April, 1960 in Sapele, Delta State, hails from Opuraja, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State. He attended St. Andrew’s Primary School, Warri, Delta State (1967-1971); Government College, Ughelli, Delta State (1972-1977); University of Benin, Benin City (1979-1983) – B.Sc. (Business Administration); and University of Lagos, Lagos (2005-2007) – M.Sc. (Psychology).

He did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Department of Business Administration, Kwara State College of Technology (1983-84), as a Lecturer, before working as a Management Consultant at Malcon Group of Companies, Lagos (1984-1994).

Mr. Eriomala joined the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) on 5th November, 1996, as Assistant Chief Cultural Officer (Corporate Affairs). In 2002, he was appointed pioneer Liaison Officer, NICO Lagos Office. He was later deployed to NICO Head Office, Abuja in 2004, as the Acting Head, Research and Documentation Department.

In April 2009, when NICO South-West Zonal Office in Akure was established, Mr. Eriomala was posted there as the pioneer Zonal Coordinator. While there, he organised the first ever training programme for Cultural Workers in Ondo State; the first Yoruba Quiz for Secondary Schools in the 18 Local Government Areas of Ondo State; and the first training workshop for Traditional Rulers in Ondo State.

In February 2012, Mr. Eriomala was transferred to NICO Head Office, Abuja-FCT, as Director, Research and Documentation. Again, in April 2013, he was transferred to Lagos Liaison Office as Director. He was nominated in 2014 to serve as a Member of the Global Public Diplomatic Network (GPDNet), an international body of Public/Cultural Diplomacy practicing institutions from Medium Power Countries to promote peace and understanding among member nations, using Public Diplomacy (PD) as a platform. GPDNet is presently headed by Yunus Emre Institute of Turkey.

Until his appointment as the Acting Executive Secretary/CEO of NICO by the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Mr. Eriomala was the Director, NICO Lagos Liaison Office, National Theatre Annex, Iganmu-Lagos.

Mr. Louis Eriomala is a devout Christian; and he is married with children.

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