NICO: 2016 Indigenous Language Programme Begins,’Morrow


The 2016 edition of
the annual four-week Nigerian Indigenous Language Programme (NILP), is billed to commence tomorrow in Abuja.
Organised by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information, the programme is geared towards mobilizing Nigerians towards a culture-oriented lifestyle.
According to a statement made available to The Tide, and signed by Caleb Nor, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of NICO, Dr Barclays Foubiri  Ayakoroma, this year’s edition of the programme will hold from 2nd to 30th of August 2016.
The statement further stated that this year’s NILP is expected to feature six languages: Efik Gbagyi, Igbo, Hausa, Tiv and Yoruba.
The programme, which will hold at the institute’s head office in Wuse, Abuja will run concurrently in Akure (Ondo State), Yenagoa (Bayelsa State), Owerri (Imo State), Katsina (Katsina State), Ilorin (Kwara State) and Yola (Adamawa State) where the institute has its zonal office.
It will be recalled that the programme, which started with only three languages (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba0 is designed to educate children on different indigenous languages during summer holidays.
It has however been extended to government agencies, private groups, Embassies and individuals who have the interest.