In its determination to preserve and promote our indigenous languages and save them from gradually going into extinction, NICO runs the language programmes as one of its major programmes, designed to create awareness on the need for Nigerians to learn, speak and use our indigenous languages; create a sense of pride in our indigenous languages. In doing this, NICO fosters national pride/unity; encourage the need to preserve our indigenous languages; foster national unity, identity and integration; promote Nigeria’s cultural diplomacy objectives and resuscitate some of our indigenous languages that are fast eroding.
The programme would go a long way in fostering peace, unity and social integration among the participants and Nigerians in general. The NILP is designed to create a sense of pride in our indigenous languages, foster national pride, unity and identity as well as encourage the need to preserve our indigenous languages.
The programme also enhances the intelligence gathering and performance of the beneficiaries in securing lives and property in the country. The programme would no doubt boost the productivity of military and paramilitary personnel across the country.