Reporter: CHRISTIAN NWANGENE
The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) says it has trained over fifty personnel of the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) on communicating in three major Nigerian Indigenous Languages.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Alhaji Ado Muhammed Yahuzu, who stated this at the graduation of the participants in the two-month Programme, noted that the it was aimed at teaching the personnel of the Command to be fluent in at least one indigenous language.
Represented by the Head, Enugu Office of National NICO, Mr. Nnaemeka Izuchukwu Nwajagu, the NICO boss, said the ability of security personnel to communicate in many indigenous languages would boost the fight against insecurity.
The NICO boss explained that being conversant with indigenous languages would promote interaction, information and intelligence sharing between security personnel and members of the public.
He also approved a weekend Programme to enable others who did not benefit from the first phase of the study to learn.
The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Enugu State Command, Mr. Afrika Valentine Ezenyimuru, commended NICO for bringing such a programme free of charge.
Some of the participants, including the Public Relations Officer NSCDC, Mr. Denny-emmanul Iwuchukwu said the training would enhance their operational competency.
The participants were trained in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages respectively.