Linus Aleke, Abuja:
As part of its mandate to preserve and promote the nation’s rich cultural heritage, the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) has announced the distinguished academic, cultural enthusiast, communication scholar and Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu as the Guest Lecturer for the institutes’ second Quarterly Public Lecture scheduled to hold in Abuja next week.
This is contained in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Abuja by the media assistant to the Executive Secretary, Mr. Caleb Nor.
According the statement, “The Public Lecture series will serves as a medium for intellectual discourse on topical issues in cultural sector, as well as serve as a veritable platform to showcase the Institute’s Training School to Nigerians to encourage patronage.”
The statement added that the theme of the quarterly lecture is “Promoting Culture, Developing the Economy” stressing, Chun Mada, Chief (Dr.) Samson Gamu Yare, will be the Royal Father of the Day.
“Also, the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, will be Special Guest of Honour, while the Regional Director, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Mr. Yao Ydo, will chair the occasion.
“It could be recalled that NICO held the first edition of the Quarterly Public Lecture in March, with the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, as the Distinguished Guest Lecturer.” The statement concluded.