The opening ceremony of this year’s Nigerian Indigenous Language Programme (NILP) organised by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), South West Zone, comes up on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at the Babafunke Ajasin Memorial Hall, Igbatoro, Akure.
A press statement by the Zonal Head, Mr. Ohi Ojo, stated that this year’s event will feature Hausa, Igbo, Izon and Yoruba, as languages of study, and that the programme will also be held during weekends to accommodate workers, who have indicated interest.
NILP, one of the cardinal programmes executed annually by NICO, simultaneously, at the Head office in Abuja, the Lagos Liaison office, and in all its six zonal offices, is intended to help participants learn and speak one or more indigenous languages to foster national pride and identity.
The programme enables participants to understand greetings, do everyday conversation in the indigenous language studied, and undertake market transactions to enhance their daily living, and it has helped in promoting unity and mobility of citizens wherever they find themselves in any part of the country.
The Royal Father of the Day is HRM Oba Adebiyi Adesida, Afunbiowo ll, Deji of Akure, and the Executive Secretary, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, is the chief host.
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