07 September 2020 by MATHEW AYOOLA
The National Institute for Cultural Orientation, NICO, has commenced the second edition of its Nigerian Indigenous Language In The Barracks Programme. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Programme at the NSCDC Headquarters in Sauka, Abuja, the Executive Secretary of NICO, Alhaji Ado Yahuza explained that the Language Programme which was going on simultaneously Nationwide would last for two months.
Alhaji Yahuza said over two thousand military and Paramilitary personnel would benefit from the language programme.
According to him, the programme would go a long way in fostering peace, unity and social integration among the participants and Nigerians in general.
He explained that the programme would also enhance intelligence gathering and performance of the beneficiaries in securing lives and property in the country.
In a remark, the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Alhaji Muhammed Gana commended NICO for constantly promoting Nigerian Indigenous languages.
Alhaji Gana said the programme would no doubt boost the productivity of military and paramilitary personnel across the country.
He said NSCDC would continue to collaborate with NICO in the area of training and retraining of its men and officers.
In a goodwill message, the Gomo of Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Haruna Jubrin who emphasized the importance of language to national development called for more programmes that would prevent local languages from going into extinction.
The Gomo of Kuje who was represented by Alhaji Mohammed Bala advised the participants to take the Programme seriously to boost their productivity.