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FCT corps members trained in indigenous languages

The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, on Thursday, commenced the second edition…

The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, on Thursday, commenced the second edition of training corps members in the FCT in how to speak Nigeria’s indigenous languages.

City & Crime reports that the programme is being carried out for the 2024 Batch A, Stream 2 members.

The Executive Secretary of NICO, Otunba Biodun Ajiboye, said the programme was conceptualised due to the rapid decline in the knowledge and use of indigenous languages, especially among youths.

Ajiboye, represented by the Director, Orientation and Cultural Affairs, Segun Adegbaju, said: “By acquiring proficiency in these languages (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba), corps members can interact more efficiently with residents and improve on their communication skills during community development initiatives and various interactions, thus fostering harmonious coexistence.”

The Camp Director, Nwaoha Angela, while commending NICO, urged the institute to “do a follow up by reaching out to the corps members in their various Community Development Service (CDS) groups so that it can be sustained.”

 

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