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  •  The Director General National Orientation Agency NOA Mr Garba Abari has appealed to the media not to promote hate publications that are detrimental to the well being of the country Abari who made the appeal at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday said that peace is essential for meaningful development He said in line with NOA mandate to orientate sensitise and enlighten the public on government policies it was NOA s duty to take feedbacks to government He said the growth of hate publications were becoming worrisome noting that the agency had observed with alarm the growing hate narratives being put out in some Nigeria media platforms This trend is presently over emphasising our national fault lines and pointing the attention of our countrymen and women to those things that divide rather than unite us Nigerians are beginning to see themselves through religious tribal and regional prisms rather than as one people under one nation with a common destiny The promoters of these hate narratives and those that subscribe to same continue to plunge daggers into the soul and heart of our country and make citizens to be unpatriotic which is a huge challenge to development Abari stressed that this time was not a period to for blame game but a time for all patriots to join hands with government to get out of the present economic recession He appealed to the Niger Delta Militants Independent people of Biafra Boko Haram and other agitating interest groups to have a rethink for the sake of the country and future generation He said they should shield their swords and embrace the option of constructive dialogue with the government Abari also call on the youths across the country to recognise the fact that hate could only lead to violence and loss of innocent lives and property The director general said that the religious leaders too were not exempted from the call adding that they should use their positions as spiritual heads to de emphasise hate and violence among their followers Traditional rulers should join hands with NOA to advocate for peaceful coexistence among their subjects The issue of non indigene should not be allowed in their domain Every Nigerian has a right to reside wherever he she deems necessary He reiterated that Nigeria need peace to overcome all the damages plaguing it from different sections of the country Edited by Felix Nwadioha NAN
    NOA urges media not to promote hate speeches
     The Director General National Orientation Agency NOA Mr Garba Abari has appealed to the media not to promote hate publications that are detrimental to the well being of the country Abari who made the appeal at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday said that peace is essential for meaningful development He said in line with NOA mandate to orientate sensitise and enlighten the public on government policies it was NOA s duty to take feedbacks to government He said the growth of hate publications were becoming worrisome noting that the agency had observed with alarm the growing hate narratives being put out in some Nigeria media platforms This trend is presently over emphasising our national fault lines and pointing the attention of our countrymen and women to those things that divide rather than unite us Nigerians are beginning to see themselves through religious tribal and regional prisms rather than as one people under one nation with a common destiny The promoters of these hate narratives and those that subscribe to same continue to plunge daggers into the soul and heart of our country and make citizens to be unpatriotic which is a huge challenge to development Abari stressed that this time was not a period to for blame game but a time for all patriots to join hands with government to get out of the present economic recession He appealed to the Niger Delta Militants Independent people of Biafra Boko Haram and other agitating interest groups to have a rethink for the sake of the country and future generation He said they should shield their swords and embrace the option of constructive dialogue with the government Abari also call on the youths across the country to recognise the fact that hate could only lead to violence and loss of innocent lives and property The director general said that the religious leaders too were not exempted from the call adding that they should use their positions as spiritual heads to de emphasise hate and violence among their followers Traditional rulers should join hands with NOA to advocate for peaceful coexistence among their subjects The issue of non indigene should not be allowed in their domain Every Nigerian has a right to reside wherever he she deems necessary He reiterated that Nigeria need peace to overcome all the damages plaguing it from different sections of the country Edited by Felix Nwadioha NAN
    NOA urges media not to promote hate speeches
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    NOA urges media not to promote hate speeches

    The Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Garba Abari, has appealed to the media not to promote  hate publications that are detrimental to the well-being of the country.

    Abari, who made the appeal at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, said that “peace is essential for meaningful development”.

    He said in line with NOA mandate to orientate, sensitise and enlighten the public on government policies, it was NOA’s duty to take feedbacks to government.

    He said the growth of hate publications were becoming worrisome, noting that the agency had observed with alarm, the growing hate narratives being put out in some Nigeria media platforms.

    “This trend is presently over emphasising our national fault lines and pointing the attention of our countrymen and women to those things that divide rather than unite us.

    “Nigerians are beginning to see themselves through religious, tribal and regional prisms, rather than as one people under one nation with a common destiny.

    “The promoters of these hate narratives and those that subscribe to same, continue to plunge daggers into the soul and heart of our country and make citizens to be unpatriotic, which is a huge challenge to development.’’

    Abari stressed that this time was not a period to for blame game but a time for all patriots to join hands with government to get out of the present economic recession.

    He appealed to the Niger Delta Militants, Independent people of Biafra, Boko Haram and other agitating interest groups to have a rethink for the sake of the country and future generation.

    He said they should shield their swords and embrace the option of constructive dialogue with the government.

    Abari  also call on the youths across the country to recognise the fact that hate could only lead to violence and loss of innocent lives and property.

    The director-general said that the religious leaders too were not exempted from the call, adding that they should use their positions as spiritual heads to de-emphasise hate and violence among their followers.

    “Traditional rulers should join hands with NOA to advocate for peaceful coexistence among their subjects. The issue of non-indigene should not be allowed in their domain.

    “Every Nigerian has a right to reside wherever he/she deems necessary.”

    He reiterated that Nigeria need peace to overcome all the damages plaguing it from different sections of the country.

    Edited by: Felix Nwadioha
    (NAN)

     

  •  Mr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA has appealed to religious and political leaders to call their followers to order to stem the senseless killings in Kaduna Abari said this in a statement issued by his Special Assistant Mr David Akoji and made available to the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Monday According to Abari peace is essential for meaningful development He added that Nigeria is a cohesive society united by years of collective history and marked by common aspirations among people of all tribes and religions We must not bequeath a legacy of hate and religious intolerance to generations yet unborn but a legacy of love for one another and being each other s keeper as handed down to us by our heroes past Abari said religious leaders and politicians had a great role to play in stemming the tide of intolerance among communities He described intolerance as alien to the hospitable disposition of the generality of Nigerians The director general therefore urged religious and political leaders to prevail on their followers to uphold the sanctity of human lives and promote peace at all times Abari also said that unity and patriotism would enable Nigeria to overcome its present challenges Edited by Akin Makanjuola Ese E Ekama NAN
    NOA tasks clerics, politicians on peace in Southern Kaduna
     Mr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA has appealed to religious and political leaders to call their followers to order to stem the senseless killings in Kaduna Abari said this in a statement issued by his Special Assistant Mr David Akoji and made available to the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Monday According to Abari peace is essential for meaningful development He added that Nigeria is a cohesive society united by years of collective history and marked by common aspirations among people of all tribes and religions We must not bequeath a legacy of hate and religious intolerance to generations yet unborn but a legacy of love for one another and being each other s keeper as handed down to us by our heroes past Abari said religious leaders and politicians had a great role to play in stemming the tide of intolerance among communities He described intolerance as alien to the hospitable disposition of the generality of Nigerians The director general therefore urged religious and political leaders to prevail on their followers to uphold the sanctity of human lives and promote peace at all times Abari also said that unity and patriotism would enable Nigeria to overcome its present challenges Edited by Akin Makanjuola Ese E Ekama NAN
    NOA tasks clerics, politicians on peace in Southern Kaduna
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    NOA tasks clerics, politicians on peace in Southern Kaduna

    Mr Garba Abari, the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), has appealed to religious and political leaders to call their followers to order to stem the senseless killings in Kaduna.

     

    Abari said this in a statement issued by his Special Assistant, Mr David Akoji and made available to the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Monday.

     

    According to Abari, peace is essential for meaningful development.

     

    He added that Nigeria is a cohesive society united by years of collective history and marked by common aspirations among people of all tribes and religions.

     

    “We must not bequeath a legacy of hate and religious intolerance to generations yet unborn, but a legacy of love for one another and being each other’s keeper as handed down to us by our heroes past.’’

     

    Abari said religious leaders and politicians had a great role to play in stemming the tide of intolerance among communities.

     

    He described intolerance as alien to the hospitable disposition of the generality of Nigerians.

     

    The director-general, therefore, urged religious and political leaders to prevail on their followers to uphold the sanctity of human lives and promote peace at all times.

     

    Abari also said that unity and patriotism would enable Nigeria to overcome its present challenges.

    Edited by: Akin Makanjuola/Ese E. Ekama
    (NAN)

     

     

  •  The National Orientation Agency NOA and Human Rights Awareness Initiative HURAI a Non Governmental Organisation has commenced awareness campaign to enlighten Nigerians on their fundamental human rights The Nigeria News Agency reports that flyers as well as journals on human rights were also distributed to people during event Mr Garba Abari the Director General of NOA commended HURAI for the initiative According to him once a man is aware of his rights he can do everything humanly possible to defend it In this age and time that we are going through so many human rights abuses journals of this nature that will teach and expose people s rights is highly recommendable I urge all of us here to examine ourselves and reflect on where we have in any way through our attitudes and behaviours acted positively or negatively to trample on the rights of other persons This will make us adjust our attitudes to the right part It is said that where the rights of one stops another person s own starts Abari reiterated that NOA had always been at the fore front in the promotion of human rights as an agency that had the core mandate of propagating all government programmes actions and policies to the people We owe it as a responsibility to the people to tell them about their rights privileges and equally their actions and responsibilities to the government That is why the agency has the Social Justice Unit headed by a Deputy Director and desk officers in all the 36 states of the Federation and all 774 local government areas They are the ones that handle the issues that have to do with human rights Moreover I call on everyone to assist in this because government cannot do it alone Mr Samuel Eziokwu the Chairman of HURAI said that it was important that they partner with NOA in order to open a new vista on behavourial modification and value orientation Eziokwu stated that the union had been strategically positioned to achieve uncommon feat in human rights delivery good governance and national development in Nigeria The current status of human rights agenda obligation in Nigeria is quite deplorable and degrading The human rights movement in Nigeria has not kept pace with awareness education protection and enforcement A high percentage of Nigerians are not aware that they have rights Many that are aware do not have resources to seek for remedies for violations It is on this premise that the partnership with NOA becomes expedient since they are the ones saddled with the responsibility of reaching out to citizens on policies With NOA robust platform aims and objectives of HURAI will be realised and surpassed Eziokwu said Edited by Ese E Ekama NAN
    NOA, HURAI commence awareness, sensitisation campaigns on human rights
     The National Orientation Agency NOA and Human Rights Awareness Initiative HURAI a Non Governmental Organisation has commenced awareness campaign to enlighten Nigerians on their fundamental human rights The Nigeria News Agency reports that flyers as well as journals on human rights were also distributed to people during event Mr Garba Abari the Director General of NOA commended HURAI for the initiative According to him once a man is aware of his rights he can do everything humanly possible to defend it In this age and time that we are going through so many human rights abuses journals of this nature that will teach and expose people s rights is highly recommendable I urge all of us here to examine ourselves and reflect on where we have in any way through our attitudes and behaviours acted positively or negatively to trample on the rights of other persons This will make us adjust our attitudes to the right part It is said that where the rights of one stops another person s own starts Abari reiterated that NOA had always been at the fore front in the promotion of human rights as an agency that had the core mandate of propagating all government programmes actions and policies to the people We owe it as a responsibility to the people to tell them about their rights privileges and equally their actions and responsibilities to the government That is why the agency has the Social Justice Unit headed by a Deputy Director and desk officers in all the 36 states of the Federation and all 774 local government areas They are the ones that handle the issues that have to do with human rights Moreover I call on everyone to assist in this because government cannot do it alone Mr Samuel Eziokwu the Chairman of HURAI said that it was important that they partner with NOA in order to open a new vista on behavourial modification and value orientation Eziokwu stated that the union had been strategically positioned to achieve uncommon feat in human rights delivery good governance and national development in Nigeria The current status of human rights agenda obligation in Nigeria is quite deplorable and degrading The human rights movement in Nigeria has not kept pace with awareness education protection and enforcement A high percentage of Nigerians are not aware that they have rights Many that are aware do not have resources to seek for remedies for violations It is on this premise that the partnership with NOA becomes expedient since they are the ones saddled with the responsibility of reaching out to citizens on policies With NOA robust platform aims and objectives of HURAI will be realised and surpassed Eziokwu said Edited by Ese E Ekama NAN
    NOA, HURAI commence awareness, sensitisation campaigns on human rights
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    NOA, HURAI commence awareness, sensitisation campaigns on human rights

    The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Human Rights Awareness Initiative (HURAI),. a Non-Governmental Organisation has commenced awareness campaign to enlighten Nigerians on their fundamental human rights.

     

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that flyers as well as journals on human rights were also distributed to people during event.

     

    Mr Garba Abari, the Director-General of NOA commended HURAI for the initiative.

     

    According to him, once a man is aware of his rights, he can do everything humanly possible to defend it.

     

    “In this age and time that we are going through so many human rights abuses, journals of this nature that will teach and expose people’s rights is highly recommendable.

     

    “I urge all of us here to examine ourselves and reflect on where we have in any way through our attitudes and behaviours acted positively or negatively to trample on the rights of other persons.

     

    “This will make us adjust our attitudes to the right part. It is said that where the rights of one stops, another person’s own starts.’’

     

    Abari reiterated that NOA had always been at the fore front in the promotion of human rights as an agency that had the core mandate of propagating all government programmes, actions and policies to the people.

     

    “We owe it as a responsibility to the people to tell them about their rights, privileges and equally their actions and responsibilities to the government.

     

    “That is why the agency has the Social Justice Unit, headed by a Deputy Director and desk officers in all the 36 states of the Federation and all 774 local government areas.

     

    “They are the ones that handle the issues that have to do with human rights. Moreover, I call on everyone to assist in this because government cannot do it alone.’’

     

    Mr Samuel Eziokwu, the Chairman of HURAI, said that it was important that they partner with NOA in order to open a new vista on behavourial modification and value orientation.

     

    Eziokwu stated that the union had been strategically positioned to achieve uncommon feat in human rights delivery, good governance and national development in Nigeria.

     

    “The current status of human rights agenda obligation in Nigeria is quite deplorable and degrading.

     

    “The human rights movement in Nigeria has not kept pace with awareness, education, protection and enforcement. A high percentage of Nigerians are not aware that they have rights.

     

    “Many that are aware do not have resources to seek for remedies for violations.

     

    “It is on this premise that the partnership with NOA becomes expedient, since they are the ones saddled with the responsibility of reaching out to citizens on policies.

     

    “With NOA robust platform, aims and objectives of HURAI will be realised and surpassed,’’ Eziokwu said.

    Edited by: Ese E. Ekama
    (NAN)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  •  The National Orientation Agency NOA and National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS are collaborating to enhance healthcare delivery to Nigerians especially at the grassroots Mr Garba Abari the Director General of NOA said this on Tuesday at a retreat organised by NHIS and NOA for state directors as well as other officers in Abuja The partnership is expedient to ensure that majority of our citizens have access to quality and affordable healthcare services irrespective of their place of domain Abari said He tasked the state directors and officers to be ready to create awareness enlightenment and educate Nigerians especially at the grassroots on the benefits of registering with NHIS scheme So it is now NOA s responsibility to use our robust platform of its presence in all the 774 local government areas to communicate and sensitise the citizenry about this The statutory responsibility of public enlightenment mass mobilisation and social re orientation of citizens on all issues of public concern rests on the agency Our members of staff are armed with relevant information to disseminate using the health orientation and other platforms of the agency The education campaigns to increase knowledge and understanding of the NHIS are narrow and have not penetrated many communities where information about it was really needed So the partnership will help to create overwhelming awareness and also change any negative attitude about the scheme Abari said He recommended that a comprehensive community consultation plan be established and implemented to increase awareness among community members Abari appealed that the consultation should include clinics schools pension pay points cooperative associations market men and women okada riders and others Studies have revealed that low income households are initially unwilling to subscribe to such health insurance scheme because they lack knowledge They always think such programmes are for the rich and urban dwellers So we need to change their belief The degree to which knowledge influences utilisation acceptability and smooth implementation of healthcare interventions have been investigated in other countries and found to be indeed relevant There is an urgent need to improve on public knowledge on NHIS its uptake and acceptability in Nigeria Abari said He promised that NOA would work closely with NHIS and offer assistance using its national advocacy footprint and time tested capacity for the grassroots Prof Usman Yusuf the Executive Secretary of NHIS said had resolved to partner with NOA to create awareness on the benefits of the scheme NHIS has not reached the people they are meant to reach A lot of people don t know what we do especially the ones in the rural communities they assume the scheme is for the elites It is quite unfortunate that after 11 years of establishing NHIS it has only covered 3 to 4 per cent of the populace which makes me think we must have been doing the wrong thing NHIS has the potential to make a difference in the life and healthcare delivery to our people It creates an avenue where everyone can access health care irrespective of his financial capacity Yusuf said He stated that the robust platform of NOA would go a long way to educate enlighten and create the very much needed awareness on the scheme at the grassroots It has not used various channels to improve penetration people have also not carried out advocacy visits So NOA is an agency and channel that I think should be harnessed properly and strongly focused on Edited by Tola Okinbaloye Ese E Ekama NAN
    NOA, NHIS collaborate to enhance grassroots healthcare delivery
     The National Orientation Agency NOA and National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS are collaborating to enhance healthcare delivery to Nigerians especially at the grassroots Mr Garba Abari the Director General of NOA said this on Tuesday at a retreat organised by NHIS and NOA for state directors as well as other officers in Abuja The partnership is expedient to ensure that majority of our citizens have access to quality and affordable healthcare services irrespective of their place of domain Abari said He tasked the state directors and officers to be ready to create awareness enlightenment and educate Nigerians especially at the grassroots on the benefits of registering with NHIS scheme So it is now NOA s responsibility to use our robust platform of its presence in all the 774 local government areas to communicate and sensitise the citizenry about this The statutory responsibility of public enlightenment mass mobilisation and social re orientation of citizens on all issues of public concern rests on the agency Our members of staff are armed with relevant information to disseminate using the health orientation and other platforms of the agency The education campaigns to increase knowledge and understanding of the NHIS are narrow and have not penetrated many communities where information about it was really needed So the partnership will help to create overwhelming awareness and also change any negative attitude about the scheme Abari said He recommended that a comprehensive community consultation plan be established and implemented to increase awareness among community members Abari appealed that the consultation should include clinics schools pension pay points cooperative associations market men and women okada riders and others Studies have revealed that low income households are initially unwilling to subscribe to such health insurance scheme because they lack knowledge They always think such programmes are for the rich and urban dwellers So we need to change their belief The degree to which knowledge influences utilisation acceptability and smooth implementation of healthcare interventions have been investigated in other countries and found to be indeed relevant There is an urgent need to improve on public knowledge on NHIS its uptake and acceptability in Nigeria Abari said He promised that NOA would work closely with NHIS and offer assistance using its national advocacy footprint and time tested capacity for the grassroots Prof Usman Yusuf the Executive Secretary of NHIS said had resolved to partner with NOA to create awareness on the benefits of the scheme NHIS has not reached the people they are meant to reach A lot of people don t know what we do especially the ones in the rural communities they assume the scheme is for the elites It is quite unfortunate that after 11 years of establishing NHIS it has only covered 3 to 4 per cent of the populace which makes me think we must have been doing the wrong thing NHIS has the potential to make a difference in the life and healthcare delivery to our people It creates an avenue where everyone can access health care irrespective of his financial capacity Yusuf said He stated that the robust platform of NOA would go a long way to educate enlighten and create the very much needed awareness on the scheme at the grassroots It has not used various channels to improve penetration people have also not carried out advocacy visits So NOA is an agency and channel that I think should be harnessed properly and strongly focused on Edited by Tola Okinbaloye Ese E Ekama NAN
    NOA, NHIS collaborate to enhance grassroots healthcare delivery
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    NOA, NHIS collaborate to enhance grassroots healthcare delivery

    The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) are collaborating to enhance healthcare delivery to Nigerians, especially at the grassroots.

     

    Mr Garba Abari, the Director-General of NOA said this on Tuesday at a retreat organised by NHIS and NOA for state directors as well as other officers in Abuja.

     

    “The partnership is expedient to ensure that majority of our citizens have access to quality and affordable healthcare services irrespective of their place of domain,’’ Abari said.

     

    He tasked the state directors and officers to be ready to create awareness, enlightenment and educate Nigerians, especially at the grassroots on the benefits of registering with NHIS scheme.

     

    “So it is now NOA’s responsibility to use our robust platform of its presence in all the 774 local government areas to communicate and sensitise the citizenry about this.

     

    “The statutory responsibility of public enlightenment mass mobilisation and social re-orientation of citizens on all issues of public concern rests on the agency.

     

    “Our members of staff are armed with relevant information to disseminate using the health orientation and other platforms of the agency.

     

    “The education campaigns to increase knowledge and understanding of the NHIS are narrow and have not penetrated many communities where information about it was really needed.

     

    “So the partnership will help to create overwhelming awareness and also change any negative attitude about the scheme,’’ Abari said.

     

    He recommended that a comprehensive community consultation plan be established and implemented to increase awareness among community members.

     

    Abari appealed that the consultation should include clinics, schools, pension pay points, cooperative associations, market men and women, okada riders and others.

     

    “Studies have revealed that low income households are initially unwilling to subscribe to such health insurance scheme because they lack knowledge.

     

    “They always think such programmes are for the rich and urban dwellers. So we need to change their belief.

     

    “The degree to which knowledge influences utilisation, acceptability and smooth implementation of healthcare interventions have been investigated in other countries and found to be indeed relevant.

     

    “There is an urgent need to improve on public knowledge on NHIS, its uptake and acceptability in Nigeria,’’ Abari said.

     

    He promised that NOA would work closely with NHIS and offer assistance using its national advocacy footprint and time tested capacity for the grassroots.

     

    Prof. Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary of NHIS said had resolved to partner with NOA to create awareness on the benefits of the scheme.

     

    “NHIS has not reached the people they are meant to reach.

     

    “A lot of people don’t know what we do, especially the ones in the rural communities, they assume the scheme is for the elites.

     

    “It is quite unfortunate that after 11 years of establishing NHIS, it has only covered 3 to 4 per cent of the populace which makes me think we must have been doing the wrong thing.

     

    “NHIS has the potential to make a difference in the life and healthcare delivery to our people.

     

    “It creates an avenue where everyone can access health care irrespective of his financial capacity,’’ Yusuf said.

     

    He stated that the robust platform of NOA would go a long way to educate, enlighten and create the very much needed awareness on the scheme at the grassroots.

     

    “It has not used various channels to improve penetration; people have also not carried out advocacy visits.

     

    “So NOA is an agency and channel that I think should be harnessed properly and strongly focused on.

    Edited by: Tola Okinbaloye/Ese E. Ekama
    (NAN)

     

  •  Mr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA on Tuesday stressed the need for attitudinal change in order for us to have accelerated development and peace in the country Abari said this during an award ceremony to honour those who helped Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the country in Abuja where NOA collaborated with an NGO Love to the World Initiate He added that the ceremony tagged Heal the Land Bridge Builders Award was meant to build a harmonious and happy society The NOA boss acknowledged the zeal and passion in the President of Love to the World Initiate Mrs Josephine Anumbor to see Nigeria as one entity in love and peace He said Mrs Josephine Anumbor has shown us that she is a true Nigerian with her commitment and consistency in the things that will make the country great He noted that change in attitude for the better would make room for government to evolve more people oriented programmes He emphasised that the Bridge Builders award was needed to shift attention from negative to positive activities in the country saying we should embrace the culture of showing love to all irrespective of religion and ethnicity NOA has been working assiduously to ameliorate the hurts and placate the minds of those who suffered one kind of pain or the other In her speech Anumbor said the collaboration with NOA to organise the award was her little way of giving back to society According to her the award is to challenge Nigerians to change their negative attitude and contribute from different spheres of influence to promote national development She said the Heal the Land event seeks to remedy the undeniable feeling of insecurity discontent and hopelessness that has resulted in violence destruction of lives property and infrastructure The bridge Builders award will be given to individuals and states who distinguished themselves in the promotion of peaceful coexistence religious tolerance and hospitality across the nation We are into the collaboration because we believe in the objective of the award to celebrate people who put in quality efforts for the country and humanity The awardees are the Sultan of Sokoto Sa d Abubakar III former President Goodluck Jonathan former President Abdulsalami Abubakar Aliko Dangote and Pauline Tallen The list also includes Sen Ahmed Markarfi Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo and his wife former INEC Chairman Prof Attahiru Jega Edited by Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu NAN
    Attitudinal change will promote national devt. — NOA
     Mr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA on Tuesday stressed the need for attitudinal change in order for us to have accelerated development and peace in the country Abari said this during an award ceremony to honour those who helped Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the country in Abuja where NOA collaborated with an NGO Love to the World Initiate He added that the ceremony tagged Heal the Land Bridge Builders Award was meant to build a harmonious and happy society The NOA boss acknowledged the zeal and passion in the President of Love to the World Initiate Mrs Josephine Anumbor to see Nigeria as one entity in love and peace He said Mrs Josephine Anumbor has shown us that she is a true Nigerian with her commitment and consistency in the things that will make the country great He noted that change in attitude for the better would make room for government to evolve more people oriented programmes He emphasised that the Bridge Builders award was needed to shift attention from negative to positive activities in the country saying we should embrace the culture of showing love to all irrespective of religion and ethnicity NOA has been working assiduously to ameliorate the hurts and placate the minds of those who suffered one kind of pain or the other In her speech Anumbor said the collaboration with NOA to organise the award was her little way of giving back to society According to her the award is to challenge Nigerians to change their negative attitude and contribute from different spheres of influence to promote national development She said the Heal the Land event seeks to remedy the undeniable feeling of insecurity discontent and hopelessness that has resulted in violence destruction of lives property and infrastructure The bridge Builders award will be given to individuals and states who distinguished themselves in the promotion of peaceful coexistence religious tolerance and hospitality across the nation We are into the collaboration because we believe in the objective of the award to celebrate people who put in quality efforts for the country and humanity The awardees are the Sultan of Sokoto Sa d Abubakar III former President Goodluck Jonathan former President Abdulsalami Abubakar Aliko Dangote and Pauline Tallen The list also includes Sen Ahmed Markarfi Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo and his wife former INEC Chairman Prof Attahiru Jega Edited by Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu NAN
    Attitudinal change will promote national devt. — NOA
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    Attitudinal change will promote national devt. — NOA

    Mr Garba Abari, the Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), on Tuesday, stressed the need for attitudinal change “in order for us to have accelerated

    development and peace in the country.”

    Abari said this during an award ceremony to honour those who helped Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country in Abuja, where NOA collaborated with an NGO “Love to the World Initiate.”

    He added that the ceremony, tagged “Heal the Land/ Bridge Builders Award’’ was meant to build a harmonious and happy society.

    The NOA boss acknowledged the zeal and passion in the President of Love to the World Initiate,

    Mrs Josephine Anumbor, to see Nigeria as one entity in love and peace.

    He said “Mrs Josephine Anumbor has shown us that she is a true Nigerian with her commitment and consistency in the things that will make the country great.”

    He noted that change in attitude for the better would make room for government to evolve more people-oriented programmes.

    He emphasised that the Bridge Builders award was needed to shift attention from negative to positive activities in the country, saying “we should embrace the culture of showing love to all, irrespective of religion and ethnicity.

    “NOA has been working assiduously to ameliorate the hurts and placate the minds of those who

    suffered one kind of pain or the other.”

    In her speech, Anumbor said the collaboration with NOA to organise the award was her little way of giving back to society.

    According to her, the award is to challenge Nigerians to change their negative attitude and

    contribute from different spheres of influence to promote national development.

    She said “the Heal the Land event seeks to remedy the undeniable feeling of insecurity, discontent and hopelessness that has resulted in violence, destruction of lives, property and infrastructure.

    “The bridge Builders’ award will be given to individuals and states who distinguished themselves in the promotion of peaceful coexistence, religious tolerance and hospitality across the nation.

    “We are into the collaboration because we believe in the objective of the award, to celebrate people who put in quality efforts for the country and humanity.”

    The awardees are the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa ád Abubakar III, former President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Abdulsalami Abubakar, Aliko Dangote and Pauline Tallen.

    The list also includes Sen. Ahmed Markarfi, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo and his wife,

    former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega.

    Edited by: Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu
    (NAN)

  •  Mr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA has reiterated the importance of integrity in the discharge of both government and private sector duties The Special Assistant to the NOA boss Mr David Akoji stated this in a statement on Thursday that Abari made the remark when a delegation from the Association of Good Governance AGG paid him a visit in Abuja Akoji quoted Abari as telling the delegation that the promotion of integrity is in fulfilment of NOA s mandate toward achieving good governance among Nigerians Good governance along with its features of transparency accountability and gender inclusiveness are vital for successful development Abari urged leaders in both the public and private sectors to see public office as public trust and ensure the promotion of acts of good governance hard work and commitment in the conduct of their business activities The leader of the group MacDonlad Akhirome applauded the efforts of the Agency toward sensitising Nigerians on the Change Agenda and on the various government policies and programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration He likened good governance to a language that must be translated and communicated across the nooks and crannies of the country Akhirome stressed the importance of showcasing private individuals who embraced good governance in their corporate activities He advocated for the entrenchment of good governance culture in both public and private organisations Edited by Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu NAN
    Integrity is important in public, private sectors — NOA
     Mr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA has reiterated the importance of integrity in the discharge of both government and private sector duties The Special Assistant to the NOA boss Mr David Akoji stated this in a statement on Thursday that Abari made the remark when a delegation from the Association of Good Governance AGG paid him a visit in Abuja Akoji quoted Abari as telling the delegation that the promotion of integrity is in fulfilment of NOA s mandate toward achieving good governance among Nigerians Good governance along with its features of transparency accountability and gender inclusiveness are vital for successful development Abari urged leaders in both the public and private sectors to see public office as public trust and ensure the promotion of acts of good governance hard work and commitment in the conduct of their business activities The leader of the group MacDonlad Akhirome applauded the efforts of the Agency toward sensitising Nigerians on the Change Agenda and on the various government policies and programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration He likened good governance to a language that must be translated and communicated across the nooks and crannies of the country Akhirome stressed the importance of showcasing private individuals who embraced good governance in their corporate activities He advocated for the entrenchment of good governance culture in both public and private organisations Edited by Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu NAN
    Integrity is important in public, private sectors — NOA
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    Integrity is important in public, private sectors — NOA

    Mr Garba Abari, the Director General, National Orientation Agency

    (NOA) has reiterated the importance of integrity in the discharge of both government and

    private sector duties.

    The Special Assistant to the NOA boss, Mr David Akoji, stated this in a statement on Thursday that Abari made the remark when a delegation from the Association of Good Governance (AGG) paid him a visit in Abuja.

    Akoji quoted Abari as telling the delegation that “the promotion of integrity is in fulfilment of

    NOA’s mandate toward achieving good governance among Nigerians.

    “Good governance, along with its features of transparency, accountability and gender

    inclusiveness are vital for successful development.”

    Abari urged leaders in both the public and private sectors to see public office as public trust and

    ensure the promotion of acts of good governance, hard work and commitment in the conduct of their business activities.

    The leader of the group, MacDonlad Akhirome, applauded the efforts of the Agency toward

    sensitising Nigerians on the Change Agenda and on the various government policies and

    programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

    He likened good governance to a language that must be translated and communicated across

    the nooks and crannies of the country.

    Akhirome stressed the importance of showcasing private individuals who embraced good

    governance in their corporate activities.

    He advocated for the entrenchment of good governance culture in both public and private organisations.

    Edited by: Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu
    (NAN)

     

     

     

  •  The Director General National Orientation Agency NOA Mr Garba Abari has urged the youth to join the campaign to mitigate the effects of climate change Abari s call is contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Director Press Mr Fidel Agu which was made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday Abari who spoke at a one day sensitisation workshop on Environmental Sustainability and Civic Education noted that the youth were key instrument to ensuring the quest for a sustainable environment Abari was represented by the Director of Special Duties in the agency Mrs Mette Edekobi The Nigeria News Agency reports that the workshop was attended by students from different secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abari stressed the need for the students to imbibe habits of cleanliness and responsibility in ensuring that their environment was kept clean always Imbibe the national core values of discipline integrity dignity of labour social justice religious tolerance self reliance and patriotism for a better society This is in line with the Change Begins with Me reorientation programme of government Abari said NOA also donated library materials to Government Secondary School GSS Nyanya Abuja where the event was held and urged the students to read wide The statement quoted Mrs Blessing Ezendu the Principal GSS Nyanya as saying the workshop was timely considering the impacts of climate change Ezendu said that everyone had a part to play in ensuring a sustainable environment This will help to create awareness and discourage greenhouse emissions deforestation use of non biodegradable materials and other climate change inducing practices in the community Edited by Gregory Mmaduakolam Ese E Ekama NAN
    NOA urges youths to join campaign for climate change mitigation
     The Director General National Orientation Agency NOA Mr Garba Abari has urged the youth to join the campaign to mitigate the effects of climate change Abari s call is contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Director Press Mr Fidel Agu which was made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday Abari who spoke at a one day sensitisation workshop on Environmental Sustainability and Civic Education noted that the youth were key instrument to ensuring the quest for a sustainable environment Abari was represented by the Director of Special Duties in the agency Mrs Mette Edekobi The Nigeria News Agency reports that the workshop was attended by students from different secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abari stressed the need for the students to imbibe habits of cleanliness and responsibility in ensuring that their environment was kept clean always Imbibe the national core values of discipline integrity dignity of labour social justice religious tolerance self reliance and patriotism for a better society This is in line with the Change Begins with Me reorientation programme of government Abari said NOA also donated library materials to Government Secondary School GSS Nyanya Abuja where the event was held and urged the students to read wide The statement quoted Mrs Blessing Ezendu the Principal GSS Nyanya as saying the workshop was timely considering the impacts of climate change Ezendu said that everyone had a part to play in ensuring a sustainable environment This will help to create awareness and discourage greenhouse emissions deforestation use of non biodegradable materials and other climate change inducing practices in the community Edited by Gregory Mmaduakolam Ese E Ekama NAN
    NOA urges youths to join campaign for climate change mitigation
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    NOA urges youths to join campaign for climate change mitigation

    The Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Garba Abari has urged the youth to join the campaign to mitigate the effects of climate change.

     

    Abari’s call is contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Director (Press), Mr Fidel Agu which was made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

     

    Abari, who spoke at a one-day sensitisation workshop on “Environmental Sustainability and Civic Education’’ noted that the youth were key instrument to ensuring the quest for a sustainable environment.

     

    Abari was represented by the Director of Special Duties in the agency, Mrs Mette Edekobi.

     

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the workshop was attended by students from different secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

     

    Abari stressed the need for the students to imbibe habits of cleanliness and responsibility in ensuring that their environment was kept clean always.

     

    “Imbibe the national core values of discipline, integrity, dignity of labour, social justice, religious tolerance, self-reliance and patriotism for a better society.

     

     

    “This is in line with the “Change Begins with Me” reorientation programme of government,’’ Abari said.

     

    NOA also donated library materials to Government Secondary School (GSS) Nyanya, Abuja, where the event was held and urged the students to read wide.

     

     

     

    The statement quoted Mrs Blessing Ezendu, the Principal, GSS Nyanya as saying “the workshop was timely considering the impacts of climate change’’.

     

    Ezendu said that everyone had a part to play in ensuring a sustainable environment.

     

    “This will help to create awareness and discourage greenhouse emissions, deforestation, use of non-biodegradable materials and other climate change inducing practices in the community.’’

    Edited by: Gregory Mmaduakolam/Ese E. Ekama
    (NAN)

     

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