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  •   Rep Olumide Ojerinde a member of the Federal House of Representatives on Wednesday partnered with the National Orientation Agency NOA to train and empower 250 constituents with business starter packs in Oyo State Ojerinde who is representing Irepo Orelope Olorunsogo Constituency made the distribution in Igboho Orelope Local Government Area of the state The Nigeria News Agency reports that the tools were distributed to farmers and artisans who were mainly women and youths as the lawmaker s 2019 Zonal Intervention Project In his speech the lawmaker said that the empowerment was designed to encourage and give back to the youth and women Ojerinde explained that the training and empowerment was aimed at talents building creative industry and pursuit of skills acquisition for improvements in livelihood Any nation that ignores its youth population does so at a very great risk as it is the fastest way to eroding the lot of the immediate future generation My representation believes very strongly in this teeming youth population So much so that two major pillars of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan are human capital development and rapid industrialisation through the promotion of enabling environment for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises he said He said that the training would ensure that the participants were equipped with the knowledge required for business success and offered skills so that they could immediately move toward productivity While we might not be able to provide funds to every deserving Nigerians during this particular conference I am confident that many more initiatives like this will be implemented by this administration so that more young Nigerians can benefit as well Ojerinde said In his remarks the Director General of the NOA Dr Garba Abari said that the project by the National Assembly member was to drive development closer to the grassroots Abari who was represented by his Special Assistant Mr David Apoji said constituency project was a model that the promoters had argued to be a way of giving tangible meaning to their representation at the National Assembly It also gives the representatives of the people the required opportunity to identify infrastructure lapses in their domain for government intervention Abari said Meanwhile Abari said the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC had been interrogating the process of location and implementation of constituency projects This is where we are now for which the National Orientation Agency and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission are fully committed It is our view that when communities take ownership of these projects there will be genuine interest to preserve and protect them It will also ensure that contractors ever eager to maximise profits execute the projects to the highest standards required he said Abari explained that community ownership would ensure that legislators and other officials of government were alerted when there was poor execution of these contracts and that they were also held accountable The Oyo State Coordinator of the agency Mrs Dolapo Dosunmu in her welcome address said that the empowerment was well timed to build self awareness and self reliance of the people Dosunmu said she was delighted that Oyo State was marked to commence the nationwide community centred implementation She also commended the facilitator for making efforts to identify the areas of needs of his constituency with a view to addressing them Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    Federal lawmaker partners NOA to empower 250 constituents
      Rep Olumide Ojerinde a member of the Federal House of Representatives on Wednesday partnered with the National Orientation Agency NOA to train and empower 250 constituents with business starter packs in Oyo State Ojerinde who is representing Irepo Orelope Olorunsogo Constituency made the distribution in Igboho Orelope Local Government Area of the state The Nigeria News Agency reports that the tools were distributed to farmers and artisans who were mainly women and youths as the lawmaker s 2019 Zonal Intervention Project In his speech the lawmaker said that the empowerment was designed to encourage and give back to the youth and women Ojerinde explained that the training and empowerment was aimed at talents building creative industry and pursuit of skills acquisition for improvements in livelihood Any nation that ignores its youth population does so at a very great risk as it is the fastest way to eroding the lot of the immediate future generation My representation believes very strongly in this teeming youth population So much so that two major pillars of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan are human capital development and rapid industrialisation through the promotion of enabling environment for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises he said He said that the training would ensure that the participants were equipped with the knowledge required for business success and offered skills so that they could immediately move toward productivity While we might not be able to provide funds to every deserving Nigerians during this particular conference I am confident that many more initiatives like this will be implemented by this administration so that more young Nigerians can benefit as well Ojerinde said In his remarks the Director General of the NOA Dr Garba Abari said that the project by the National Assembly member was to drive development closer to the grassroots Abari who was represented by his Special Assistant Mr David Apoji said constituency project was a model that the promoters had argued to be a way of giving tangible meaning to their representation at the National Assembly It also gives the representatives of the people the required opportunity to identify infrastructure lapses in their domain for government intervention Abari said Meanwhile Abari said the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC had been interrogating the process of location and implementation of constituency projects This is where we are now for which the National Orientation Agency and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission are fully committed It is our view that when communities take ownership of these projects there will be genuine interest to preserve and protect them It will also ensure that contractors ever eager to maximise profits execute the projects to the highest standards required he said Abari explained that community ownership would ensure that legislators and other officials of government were alerted when there was poor execution of these contracts and that they were also held accountable The Oyo State Coordinator of the agency Mrs Dolapo Dosunmu in her welcome address said that the empowerment was well timed to build self awareness and self reliance of the people Dosunmu said she was delighted that Oyo State was marked to commence the nationwide community centred implementation She also commended the facilitator for making efforts to identify the areas of needs of his constituency with a view to addressing them Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    Federal lawmaker partners NOA to empower 250 constituents
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    Federal lawmaker partners NOA to empower 250 constituents

    Rep. Olumide Ojerinde, a member of the Federal House of Representatives, on Wednesday partnered with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to train and empower 250 constituents with business starter packs in Oyo State.

    Ojerinde, who is representing Irepo/Orelope/Olorunsogo Constituency made the distribution in Igboho, Orelope Local Government Area of the state.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the tools were distributed to farmers and artisans who were mainly women and youths, as the lawmaker’s 2019 Zonal Intervention Project.

    In his speech, the lawmaker said that the empowerment was designed to encourage and give back to the youth and women.

    Ojerinde explained that the training and empowerment was aimed at talents building, creative industry and pursuit of skills acquisition for improvements in livelihood.

    “Any nation that ignores its youth population, does so at a very great risk, as it is the fastest way to eroding the lot of the immediate future generation.

    “My representation believes very strongly in this teeming youth population.

    “So much so that two major pillars of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan are human capital development and rapid industrialisation, through the promotion of enabling environment for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises,” he said.

    He said that the training would ensure that the participants were equipped with the knowledge required for business success and offered skills; so that they could immediately move toward productivity.

    “While we might not be able to provide funds to every deserving Nigerians during this particular conference, I am confident that many more initiatives like this will be implemented by this administration so that more young Nigerians can benefit as well, ‘’ Ojerinde said.

    In his remarks, the Director-General of the NOA, Dr Garba Abari, said that the project by the National Assembly member was to drive development closer to the grassroots.

    Abari, who was represented by his Special Assistant, Mr David Apoji, said constituency project was a model that the promoters had argued to be a way of giving tangible meaning to their representation at the National Assembly.

    “It also gives the representatives of the people the required opportunity to identify infrastructure lapses in their domain for government intervention,” Abari said.

    Meanwhile, Abari said the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) had been interrogating the process of location and implementation of constituency projects.

    “This is where we are now for which the National Orientation Agency and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission are fully committed.

    “It is our view that when communities take ownership of these projects, there will be genuine interest to preserve and protect them.

    “It will also ensure that contractors, ever eager to maximise profits, execute the projects to the highest standards required,’’ he said.

    Abari explained that community ownership would ensure that legislators and other officials of government were alerted when there was poor execution of these contracts and that they were also held accountable.

    The Oyo State Coordinator of the agency, Mrs Dolapo Dosunmu, in her welcome address, said that the empowerment was well timed to build self-awareness and self -reliance of the people.

    Dosunmu said she was delighted that Oyo State was marked to commence the nationwide community-centred implementation.

    She also commended the facilitator for making efforts to identify the areas of needs of his constituency with a view to addressing them.

    Edited by: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Adeleye Ajayi
    (NAN)

     

  •  The National Orientation Agency NOA has called on Government Ministries Agencies and Departments MDAs to take advantage of its reach to sensitised citizens on their programmes policies and activities Dr Garba Abari Director General of NOA made the call during his opening remark at the Roundtable on Local Content Policy Benefits and Prospects The Down Stream Regulatory Perspective organised by the Agency I make this call in the light of the fact that experience has shown that our messaging platforms are extremely effective This is because they are largely inter personal and offer opportunity for immediate feedback through our special reports and pulse of the nation reports We have offices in the 774 Local Governments spread across the country our critical role is to ensure that residents in all the Local Governments have clarity and benefits from government programmes policies and activities However we communicate such feedback to the top echelon in the three arms of government Abari said The NOA boss also explained that lack of knowledge of meaningful opportunities provided by government programmes policies and activities contributed to a sense of despair and the escalation of the current security challenges He emphasised that there was no gain saying the fact that those security challenges have taken a huge toll on the country s dwindling revenue This further underscore the dire need for NOA to intensify the tempo of its collaboration with MDAs of government to showcase policies that hold benefits for the Nigerian people and how these benefits can be accessed by citizens In addition inclusive economic growth national integration and change are important pre requisites for a virile peaceful and prosperous nation We cannot ensure sustainable inclusive growth if the larger percentage of our citizen do not have clarity as to how to access the benefits and prospects of government programmes policies and activities It is in the light of this that the NOA National Roundtable on government programmes policies and activities in various sector of our national life shall remain a regular and constant features in our citizen s engagement It should be noted that this fits in with NOA s responsibility in commitment 12 of the Open Government Partnership which puts our agency as the lead agency for citizens engagement Abari In his goodwill message Mr Osita Okechukwu Director General of Voice of Nigeria VON said there had been provision since 2010 to ensure local content in different sectors of the country He said the provisions became necessary when multinationals were replacing Nigerians with expatriate even when it was glaring that Nigerians were equal to the task Okechukwu who was represented at the event by the Director Strategic Planning and Corporate Development in VON Mrs Edith Udo Udo stressed that the incidence was mostly in the downstream sector However local content can also be extended to the media this is why NBC has proscription to foreign content in the country s broadcast space we also must be concern on the media content we broadcast At VON we dedicate 50 per cent of our programmes to local or indigenous content to reflect Nigeria and Africa making Nigeria to be heard in all parts of the world We broadcast in English French Arabic and other languages including indigenous ones Our broadcasters in all these languages are Nigerians It has helped to expand employment and production By and large we all have a stake to comply with local content policy to avoid the total shut down by foreign expatriate Okechukwu stressed Similarly Mr Abdulkerim Kadiri Acting Director General of National Commission for Museums and Monuments NCMM said the roundtable was a welcome development and a step in the right direction According to Kadiri there is need for synergy among MDAs to add value to the goods and services provided for the citizens I therefore call on colleagues in other MDAs to collaborate and cooperate so as to improve our production to improve the GDP of this country Nigeria News Agency reports that other Agencies that made presentations at the event include Local Content Development Board Petroleum Product Price Regulatory Agency NIMASA and others Edited by Ekemini Ladejobi NAN
    Sensitisation: NOA urges partnership with MDAs on programmes, policies
     The National Orientation Agency NOA has called on Government Ministries Agencies and Departments MDAs to take advantage of its reach to sensitised citizens on their programmes policies and activities Dr Garba Abari Director General of NOA made the call during his opening remark at the Roundtable on Local Content Policy Benefits and Prospects The Down Stream Regulatory Perspective organised by the Agency I make this call in the light of the fact that experience has shown that our messaging platforms are extremely effective This is because they are largely inter personal and offer opportunity for immediate feedback through our special reports and pulse of the nation reports We have offices in the 774 Local Governments spread across the country our critical role is to ensure that residents in all the Local Governments have clarity and benefits from government programmes policies and activities However we communicate such feedback to the top echelon in the three arms of government Abari said The NOA boss also explained that lack of knowledge of meaningful opportunities provided by government programmes policies and activities contributed to a sense of despair and the escalation of the current security challenges He emphasised that there was no gain saying the fact that those security challenges have taken a huge toll on the country s dwindling revenue This further underscore the dire need for NOA to intensify the tempo of its collaboration with MDAs of government to showcase policies that hold benefits for the Nigerian people and how these benefits can be accessed by citizens In addition inclusive economic growth national integration and change are important pre requisites for a virile peaceful and prosperous nation We cannot ensure sustainable inclusive growth if the larger percentage of our citizen do not have clarity as to how to access the benefits and prospects of government programmes policies and activities It is in the light of this that the NOA National Roundtable on government programmes policies and activities in various sector of our national life shall remain a regular and constant features in our citizen s engagement It should be noted that this fits in with NOA s responsibility in commitment 12 of the Open Government Partnership which puts our agency as the lead agency for citizens engagement Abari In his goodwill message Mr Osita Okechukwu Director General of Voice of Nigeria VON said there had been provision since 2010 to ensure local content in different sectors of the country He said the provisions became necessary when multinationals were replacing Nigerians with expatriate even when it was glaring that Nigerians were equal to the task Okechukwu who was represented at the event by the Director Strategic Planning and Corporate Development in VON Mrs Edith Udo Udo stressed that the incidence was mostly in the downstream sector However local content can also be extended to the media this is why NBC has proscription to foreign content in the country s broadcast space we also must be concern on the media content we broadcast At VON we dedicate 50 per cent of our programmes to local or indigenous content to reflect Nigeria and Africa making Nigeria to be heard in all parts of the world We broadcast in English French Arabic and other languages including indigenous ones Our broadcasters in all these languages are Nigerians It has helped to expand employment and production By and large we all have a stake to comply with local content policy to avoid the total shut down by foreign expatriate Okechukwu stressed Similarly Mr Abdulkerim Kadiri Acting Director General of National Commission for Museums and Monuments NCMM said the roundtable was a welcome development and a step in the right direction According to Kadiri there is need for synergy among MDAs to add value to the goods and services provided for the citizens I therefore call on colleagues in other MDAs to collaborate and cooperate so as to improve our production to improve the GDP of this country Nigeria News Agency reports that other Agencies that made presentations at the event include Local Content Development Board Petroleum Product Price Regulatory Agency NIMASA and others Edited by Ekemini Ladejobi NAN
    Sensitisation: NOA urges partnership with MDAs on programmes, policies
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    Sensitisation: NOA urges partnership with MDAs on programmes, policies

    The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs) to take advantage of its reach to sensitised citizens on their programmes, policies and activities.

    Dr Garba Abari, Director-General of NOA, made the call during his opening remark at the `Roundtable on Local Content Policy: Benefits and Prospects: The Down Stream Regulatory Perspective’ organised by the Agency.

    “I make this call in the light of the fact that experience has shown, that our messaging platforms are extremely effective.

    “This is because they are largely inter-personal and offer opportunity for immediate feedback through our special reports and pulse of the nation reports.

    “We have offices in the 774 Local Governments spread across the country; our critical role is to ensure that residents in all the Local Governments have clarity and benefits from government programmes, policies and activities

    “However, we communicate such feedback to the top echelon in the three arms of government,’’ Abari said.

    The NOA boss also explained that lack of knowledge of meaningful opportunities provided by government programmes, policies and activities contributed to a sense of despair and the escalation of the current security challenges.

    He emphasised that there was no gain saying the fact that those security challenges have taken a huge toll on the country’s dwindling revenue.

    “This further underscore the dire need for NOA to intensify the tempo of its collaboration with MDAs of government to showcase policies that hold benefits for the Nigerian people and how these benefits can be accessed by citizens.

    “In addition, inclusive economic growth, national integration and change are important pre-requisites for a virile peaceful and prosperous nation.

    “We cannot ensure sustainable inclusive growth if the larger percentage of our citizen do not have clarity as to how to access the benefits and prospects of government programmes, policies and activities.

    “It is in the light of this that the NOA National Roundtable on government programmes, policies and activities in various sector of our national life shall remain a regular and constant features in our citizen’s engagement.

    “It should be noted that this fits in with NOA’s responsibility in commitment 12 of the Open Government Partnership which puts our agency as the lead agency for citizens engagement,’’ Abari.

    In his goodwill message, Mr Osita Okechukwu, Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), said there had been provision since 2010 to ensure local content in different sectors of the country.

    He said the provisions became necessary when multinationals were replacing Nigerians with expatriate even when it was glaring that Nigerians were equal to the task.

    Okechukwu, who was represented at the event by the Director, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development in VON, Mrs Edith Udo-Udo stressed that the incidence was mostly in the downstream sector.

    “However local content can also be extended to the media; this is why NBC has proscription to foreign content in the country’s broadcast space; we also must be concern on the media content we broadcast.

    “At VON, we dedicate 50 per cent of our programmes to local or indigenous content to reflect Nigeria and Africa, making Nigeria to be heard in all parts of the world.

    “We broadcast in English, French, Arabic and other languages including indigenous ones. Our broadcasters in all these languages are Nigerians. It has helped to expand employment and production.

    “By and large, we all have a stake to comply with local content policy to avoid the total shut down by foreign expatriate,’’ Okechukwu stressed.

    Similarly, Mr Abdulkerim Kadiri, Acting Director-General of National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), said the roundtable was a welcome development and a step in the right direction.

    According to Kadiri, there is need for synergy among MDAs to add value to the goods and services provided for the citizens.

    “I therefore call on colleagues in other MDAs to collaborate and cooperate so as to improve our production to improve the GDP of this country’’.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that other Agencies that made presentations at the event include Local Content Development Board, Petroleum Product Price Regulatory Agency, NIMASA and others.

    Edited by: Ekemini Ladejobi
    (NAN)

  •  NOA Stakeholders collaborate on national infrastructure investment othersAbuja May 3 2018 The National Orientation Agency NOA says it was collaborating with stakeholders on national infrastructure investment ownership and protection of public infrastructure Dr Garba Abari NOA s Director General said in his address at a one day stakeholders conference on Preservation Protection and Community Ownership of Public Assets and critical Infrastructure on Thursday in Abuja He noted that infrastructure development preservation and protection were critical element in measuring the level of development of a nation If we accept this as a fact it then stands to reason that no nation can be said to be truly developed unless it continues to invest not only in the development of new infrastructure but the protection and preservation of the existing ones The Nigerian government over the years has continued to invest huge resources in building constructing and maintaining public infrastructure such as bridges roads electricity rail tracks etc Most of these infrastructures run through various communities across the country it is expected that these communities take responsibility for their protection Unless these infrastructures are protected and communities are encouraged to take ownership the goals intended to be achieved through the current hard work and investments in them may be short live NOA is prepared to synergies with stakeholders in our national infrastructure investments to deploy our offices and messaging platforms in 774 Local Governments and FCT To sensitises Nigerian on ownership and protection of public infrastructure Abari said Also Dr Tonnie Iredia former NOA D G said that the most important love a citizen should have for his or her country was patriotism However I think the greatest national assets are the citizens that make up the country A hungry man does not know any beautiful infrastructure That is why we normally experience vandalisation of our national assets across the country People are assets that must be preserved if you ignore them you have ignored 70 per cent of your assets Similarly the communities do not know that they have assets because most of them are illiterates NOA have so much to do but challenges such as inadequate resources ineffectual manpower over centralisation and ruling class pressure have affected its effectiveness Iredia said He said the agency should be involve in more mobilisation than town hall meetings stressing that only few people attend such meeting which may not translate to the needed change Mr Mike Omeri also a former boss of NOA in his remark said the agency had been facing challenges that had limited its span of activities He recommended that the agency should be moved from the Ministry of Information and Culture to the presidency to ensure it fulfills its mandate NOA should be transform into a ministry of its own or be made a commission under the presidency to enable it create more impact Edited By Ekemini Ladejobi
    NOA, Stakeholders collaborate on national infrastructure, investment others
     NOA Stakeholders collaborate on national infrastructure investment othersAbuja May 3 2018 The National Orientation Agency NOA says it was collaborating with stakeholders on national infrastructure investment ownership and protection of public infrastructure Dr Garba Abari NOA s Director General said in his address at a one day stakeholders conference on Preservation Protection and Community Ownership of Public Assets and critical Infrastructure on Thursday in Abuja He noted that infrastructure development preservation and protection were critical element in measuring the level of development of a nation If we accept this as a fact it then stands to reason that no nation can be said to be truly developed unless it continues to invest not only in the development of new infrastructure but the protection and preservation of the existing ones The Nigerian government over the years has continued to invest huge resources in building constructing and maintaining public infrastructure such as bridges roads electricity rail tracks etc Most of these infrastructures run through various communities across the country it is expected that these communities take responsibility for their protection Unless these infrastructures are protected and communities are encouraged to take ownership the goals intended to be achieved through the current hard work and investments in them may be short live NOA is prepared to synergies with stakeholders in our national infrastructure investments to deploy our offices and messaging platforms in 774 Local Governments and FCT To sensitises Nigerian on ownership and protection of public infrastructure Abari said Also Dr Tonnie Iredia former NOA D G said that the most important love a citizen should have for his or her country was patriotism However I think the greatest national assets are the citizens that make up the country A hungry man does not know any beautiful infrastructure That is why we normally experience vandalisation of our national assets across the country People are assets that must be preserved if you ignore them you have ignored 70 per cent of your assets Similarly the communities do not know that they have assets because most of them are illiterates NOA have so much to do but challenges such as inadequate resources ineffectual manpower over centralisation and ruling class pressure have affected its effectiveness Iredia said He said the agency should be involve in more mobilisation than town hall meetings stressing that only few people attend such meeting which may not translate to the needed change Mr Mike Omeri also a former boss of NOA in his remark said the agency had been facing challenges that had limited its span of activities He recommended that the agency should be moved from the Ministry of Information and Culture to the presidency to ensure it fulfills its mandate NOA should be transform into a ministry of its own or be made a commission under the presidency to enable it create more impact Edited By Ekemini Ladejobi
    NOA, Stakeholders collaborate on national infrastructure, investment others
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    NOA, Stakeholders collaborate on national infrastructure, investment others

    NOA, Stakeholders collaborate on national infrastructure, investment others

    Abuja, May 3, 2018 The National Orientation Agency (NOA) says it was collaborating with stakeholders on national infrastructure investment, ownership and protection of public infrastructure.

    Dr Garba Abari, NOA’s Director General, said in his address at a one-day stakeholders conference on “Preservation, Protection and Community Ownership of Public Assets and critical Infrastructure” on Thursday in Abuja.

    He noted that infrastructure development, preservation and protection were critical element in measuring the level of development of a nation.

    “If we accept this as a fact, it then stands to reason that no nation can be said to be truly developed, unless it continues to invest not only in the development of new infrastructure but the protection and preservation of the existing ones.

    “The Nigerian government over the years has continued to invest huge resources in building, constructing and maintaining public infrastructure such as bridges, roads electricity, rail tracks etc.

    “Most of these infrastructures run through various communities across the country; it is expected that these communities take responsibility for their protection.

    “Unless these infrastructures are protected and communities are encouraged to take ownership, the goals intended to be achieved through the current hard work and investments in them may be short live.

    “NOA is prepared to synergies with stakeholders in our national infrastructure investments to deploy our offices and messaging platforms in 774 Local Governments and FCT.

    “To sensitises Nigerian on ownership and protection of public infrastructure,” Abari said.

    Also, Dr Tonnie Iredia, former NOA D-G, said that the most important love a citizen should have for his or her country was patriotism.

    “However, I think the greatest national assets are the citizens that make up the country. A hungry man does not know any beautiful infrastructure.

    “That is why we normally experience vandalisation of our national assets across the country.

    “People are assets that must be preserved; if you ignore them, you have ignored 70 per cent of your assets.

    “Similarly, the communities do not know that they have assets because most of them are illiterates.

    “NOA have so much to do but challenges such as inadequate resources, ineffectual manpower, over centralisation and ruling class pressure have affected its effectiveness,” Iredia said.

    He said the agency should be involve in more mobilisation than town hall meetings stressing that only few people attend such meeting, which may not translate to the needed change.

    Mr. Mike Omeri, also a former boss of NOA in his remark said the agency had been facing challenges that had limited its span of activities.

    He recommended that the agency should be moved from the Ministry of Information and Culture to the presidency to ensure it fulfills its mandate.

    “NOA should be transform into a ministry of its own or be made a commission under the presidency to enable it create more impact”.


    Edited By: Ekemini Ladejobi

  •  As Christians celebrate Easter the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the National Orientation Agency NOA has urged Nigerians to imbibe virtues of selflessness and sacrifice toward a better Nigeria Dr Garba Abari the Director General of NOA in a statement on Thursday in Abuja described the sacrificial life and death of Christ as constant reminders of how humans ought to put others first before self If all Nigerians live this way most of the conflicts witnessed in the nation s recent history would have been avoided Nigerians irrespective of religious persuasions should use the occasion of Easter for sober reflections on how we can be more accommodating of other people s views cultures and preferences Such will enable us build a nation devoid of recurrent tensions and acrimony It was clear that one sure way to show patriotism is to love your compatriots as yourself according to the teachings of Jesus Hence the agency s Sharing the Green Grass initiative aimed at encouraging herders and farmers to live in peace and tolerate each other Abari said The NOA boss felicitated with Christian faithful over the completion of the Lenten season and prayed for a happy Easter celebration and a more peaceful and prosperous Nigeria Edited by Ese E Ekama NAN
    Easter: NOA urges Nigerians to imbibe virtues of selflessness, sacrifice
     As Christians celebrate Easter the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the National Orientation Agency NOA has urged Nigerians to imbibe virtues of selflessness and sacrifice toward a better Nigeria Dr Garba Abari the Director General of NOA in a statement on Thursday in Abuja described the sacrificial life and death of Christ as constant reminders of how humans ought to put others first before self If all Nigerians live this way most of the conflicts witnessed in the nation s recent history would have been avoided Nigerians irrespective of religious persuasions should use the occasion of Easter for sober reflections on how we can be more accommodating of other people s views cultures and preferences Such will enable us build a nation devoid of recurrent tensions and acrimony It was clear that one sure way to show patriotism is to love your compatriots as yourself according to the teachings of Jesus Hence the agency s Sharing the Green Grass initiative aimed at encouraging herders and farmers to live in peace and tolerate each other Abari said The NOA boss felicitated with Christian faithful over the completion of the Lenten season and prayed for a happy Easter celebration and a more peaceful and prosperous Nigeria Edited by Ese E Ekama NAN
    Easter: NOA urges Nigerians to imbibe virtues of selflessness, sacrifice
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    Easter: NOA urges Nigerians to imbibe virtues of selflessness, sacrifice

    As Christians celebrate Easter, the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged Nigerians to imbibe virtues of selflessness and sacrifice toward a better Nigeria.

    Dr Garba Abari, the Director-General of NOA in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, described the sacrificial life and death of Christ as constant reminders of how humans ought to put others first before self.

    “ If all Nigerians live this way, most of the conflicts witnessed in the nation’s recent history would have been avoided.

    “Nigerians, irrespective of religious persuasions should use the occasion of Easter for sober reflections on how we can be more accommodating of other people’s views, cultures and preferences.

    “Such will enable us build a nation devoid of recurrent tensions and acrimony. It was clear that one sure way to show patriotism is to love your compatriots as yourself according to the teachings of Jesus.

    “Hence, the agency’s `Sharing the Green Grass’` initiative aimed at encouraging herders and farmers to live in peace and tolerate each other,’’ Abari said.

    The NOA boss felicitated with Christian faithful over the completion of the Lenten season and prayed for a happy Easter celebration and a more peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.

    Edited by: Ese E. Ekama
    (NAN)

     

     

     

     

  •  Residents of the Federal Capital Territory FCT have called on the National Orientation Agency NOA to live up to its mandate of enlightening the citizens on government policies and programmes to enhance national unity In an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Abuja those who spoke described the current efforts of the agency as falling below standard Mr Martins Inalegwu a resident said Nigerians were not well informed about the activities of the government adding that it is the sole mandate of NOA to enlighten the citizens across the country The agency is not doing enough to enlighten the citizenry a lot of things are happening and most people especially those in the rural areas are not aware of such happenings The peoples response to the government in power depends on the information and enlightenment they acquire through the agency and other platforms facilitated by the agency The agency is suppose to serve as an information bridge between the government and the people but not much is been heard about the government from the agency When we were growing up many years ago we used to see Land Rover vehicle with speakers on top driving and passing important information to the citizens both in urban and rural areas Such strategies are still relevant but today the NOA has become dormant in that regards Inalegwu said Mr Kuje Areng a civil servant said that the agency in the previous administration was doing well stressing they go round the country having Town Hall Meetings and preaching against violence I remember then they use to visit communities across the country preaching about the need for peaceful co existence religious and ethnic tolerance they also preached against drug abuse and criminality Today we don t hear about such visits and preachings to communities again and I think the agency has to wake up from its slumber and do the right thing Even the Do the Right Thing campaign has lost the euphoria it came with during the lunch it is now in limbo the drive is no longer energetic Areng said Mrs Ann Abulukun a social commentator noted that NOA s mandate had for some time now not up to expectations for an agency that was shoulder with the responsibility of enlightening orientating and re orientating citizens Abulukun stressed that the cardinal points of this administration were addressing security challenges and fighting corruption The activities of NOA suppose to be in line with the administration s agenda but unfortunately we don t hear anything in that regards from the agency People in the rural areas are not enlightened about all these sometimes you hear the song change begins with you and me during Network news on Radio Nigeria and that is all NOA need to do better their current effort in fulfilling their mandate is not encouraging they need to wake up to their responsibilities The agency have staff in all the Local Governments across the country they have the staff strength to excel but not much is being done it is sad Abulukun submitted For Mr Abraham Attah a public servant NOA was supposed to enlighten the masses on the activities of the government in the area of national unity peace economic political development and social justice Attah said it was regrettable that the country was going through tough challenges and the agency is snoring away doing nothing to complement the efforts of the government However the government also needs to adequately fund the agency to carry out its mandate to the latter I know that sometimes NOA may blame their inability to do better on paucity of funds The Federal Government with support from the State and Local Governments should adequately fund the agency at all levels to achieve its objectives Example the Change Begins with You and Me Campaign should be adequately funded media coverage should be 100 per cent across the country vehicles should also be acquired for mobile sensitisation Nevertheless NOA has to be aggressive and pro active in carrying out its mandate Attah stressed Mr Suleiman Suja a teacher said NOA was supposed to be vibrant in democratic dispensation than any other government organ Suja said it was ironic that during the military era the staffers were in every nooks and cranny of the country passing positive messages on governance and intentions of government Even with the trending of social media NOA s relevance can t be overlooked Today we are in democratic dispensation but it appears to me that the agency is dormant We don t hear them on radio or television they are not doing the needful to educate and enlighten the citizens on many issues about the country ranging from governance economic and others I think there is the urgent need for the agency to step up its effort they could seek for partnership or collaboration with other organisations to achieve their objectives Reacting Dr Garba Abari Director General of NOA said the notion that the agency was not doing enough was not new Before condemning NOA take a look at the budget of the agency first analysis the budget and then relate it to the size of the agency with it s headquarter office in Abuja and 774 local government areas of the country Have people actually taken a look at the budget and at the actual amount released I have for long stop worrying about what people say I am only focus on doing what I should do within the limits of realities and my circumstances The budgets of the agency for the past few years are on the website of the Federal Ministry of Budget and Planning for all to see and ascertain if the budget was adequate for us to carry out the mandate of the agency We can only do the utmost with the amount at our disposal Abari said Edited Ekemini Ladejobi
    Policies: Residents fault NOA on enlightenment, awareness creation
     Residents of the Federal Capital Territory FCT have called on the National Orientation Agency NOA to live up to its mandate of enlightening the citizens on government policies and programmes to enhance national unity In an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Abuja those who spoke described the current efforts of the agency as falling below standard Mr Martins Inalegwu a resident said Nigerians were not well informed about the activities of the government adding that it is the sole mandate of NOA to enlighten the citizens across the country The agency is not doing enough to enlighten the citizenry a lot of things are happening and most people especially those in the rural areas are not aware of such happenings The peoples response to the government in power depends on the information and enlightenment they acquire through the agency and other platforms facilitated by the agency The agency is suppose to serve as an information bridge between the government and the people but not much is been heard about the government from the agency When we were growing up many years ago we used to see Land Rover vehicle with speakers on top driving and passing important information to the citizens both in urban and rural areas Such strategies are still relevant but today the NOA has become dormant in that regards Inalegwu said Mr Kuje Areng a civil servant said that the agency in the previous administration was doing well stressing they go round the country having Town Hall Meetings and preaching against violence I remember then they use to visit communities across the country preaching about the need for peaceful co existence religious and ethnic tolerance they also preached against drug abuse and criminality Today we don t hear about such visits and preachings to communities again and I think the agency has to wake up from its slumber and do the right thing Even the Do the Right Thing campaign has lost the euphoria it came with during the lunch it is now in limbo the drive is no longer energetic Areng said Mrs Ann Abulukun a social commentator noted that NOA s mandate had for some time now not up to expectations for an agency that was shoulder with the responsibility of enlightening orientating and re orientating citizens Abulukun stressed that the cardinal points of this administration were addressing security challenges and fighting corruption The activities of NOA suppose to be in line with the administration s agenda but unfortunately we don t hear anything in that regards from the agency People in the rural areas are not enlightened about all these sometimes you hear the song change begins with you and me during Network news on Radio Nigeria and that is all NOA need to do better their current effort in fulfilling their mandate is not encouraging they need to wake up to their responsibilities The agency have staff in all the Local Governments across the country they have the staff strength to excel but not much is being done it is sad Abulukun submitted For Mr Abraham Attah a public servant NOA was supposed to enlighten the masses on the activities of the government in the area of national unity peace economic political development and social justice Attah said it was regrettable that the country was going through tough challenges and the agency is snoring away doing nothing to complement the efforts of the government However the government also needs to adequately fund the agency to carry out its mandate to the latter I know that sometimes NOA may blame their inability to do better on paucity of funds The Federal Government with support from the State and Local Governments should adequately fund the agency at all levels to achieve its objectives Example the Change Begins with You and Me Campaign should be adequately funded media coverage should be 100 per cent across the country vehicles should also be acquired for mobile sensitisation Nevertheless NOA has to be aggressive and pro active in carrying out its mandate Attah stressed Mr Suleiman Suja a teacher said NOA was supposed to be vibrant in democratic dispensation than any other government organ Suja said it was ironic that during the military era the staffers were in every nooks and cranny of the country passing positive messages on governance and intentions of government Even with the trending of social media NOA s relevance can t be overlooked Today we are in democratic dispensation but it appears to me that the agency is dormant We don t hear them on radio or television they are not doing the needful to educate and enlighten the citizens on many issues about the country ranging from governance economic and others I think there is the urgent need for the agency to step up its effort they could seek for partnership or collaboration with other organisations to achieve their objectives Reacting Dr Garba Abari Director General of NOA said the notion that the agency was not doing enough was not new Before condemning NOA take a look at the budget of the agency first analysis the budget and then relate it to the size of the agency with it s headquarter office in Abuja and 774 local government areas of the country Have people actually taken a look at the budget and at the actual amount released I have for long stop worrying about what people say I am only focus on doing what I should do within the limits of realities and my circumstances The budgets of the agency for the past few years are on the website of the Federal Ministry of Budget and Planning for all to see and ascertain if the budget was adequate for us to carry out the mandate of the agency We can only do the utmost with the amount at our disposal Abari said Edited Ekemini Ladejobi
    Policies: Residents fault NOA on enlightenment, awareness creation
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    Policies: Residents fault NOA on enlightenment, awareness creation

    Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have called on the National Orientation Agency (NOA), to live up to its mandate of enlightening the citizens on government policies and programmes to enhance national unity.

    In an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Abuja, those who spoke described the current efforts of the agency as falling below standard.

    Mr Martins Inalegwu, a resident said Nigerians were not well informed about the activities of the government, adding that it is the sole mandate of NOA to enlighten the citizens across the country.

    “The agency is not doing enough to enlighten the citizenry; a lot of things are happening and most people especially those in the rural areas are not aware of such happenings.

    “The peoples’ response to the government in power depends on the information and enlightenment they acquire through the agency and other platforms facilitated by the agency.

    “The agency is suppose to serve as an information bridge between the government and the people but not much is been heard about the government from the agency.

    “When we were growing up many years ago, we used to see Land Rover vehicle with speakers on top driving and passing important information to the citizens both in urban and rural areas.

    “Such strategies are still relevant, but today, the NOA has become dormant in that regards,’’ Inalegwu said.

    Mr Kuje Areng, a civil servant said that the agency in the previous administration was doing well stressing they go round the country having Town Hall Meetings and preaching against violence.

    “I remember then they use to visit communities across the country preaching about the need for peaceful co-existence, religious and ethnic tolerance; they also preached against drug abuse and criminality.

    “Today, we don’t hear about such visits and preachings to communities again and I think the agency has to wake up from its slumber and do the right thing.

    “Even the “Do the Right Thing’’ campaign has lost the euphoria it came with during the lunch; it is now in limbo, the drive is no longer energetic,’’ Areng said.

    Mrs Ann Abulukun, a social commentator noted that NOA’s mandate had for some time now not up to expectations for an agency that was shoulder with the responsibility of enlightening, orientating and re-orientating citizens.

    Abulukun stressed that the cardinal points of this administration were addressing security challenges and fighting corruption.

    “The activities of NOA suppose to be in line with the administration’s agenda, but unfortunately we don’t hear anything in that regards from the agency.

    “People in the rural areas are not enlightened about all these; sometimes you hear the song `change begins with you and me’ during Network news on Radio Nigeria and that is all.

    “NOA need to do better, their current effort in fulfilling their mandate is not encouraging: they need to wake up to their responsibilities.

    “The agency have staff in all the Local Governments across the country; they have the staff strength to excel, but not much is being done; it is sad,’’ Abulukun submitted.

    For Mr Abraham Attah, a public servant, NOA was supposed to enlighten the masses on the activities of the government in the area of national unity, peace, economic, political development and social justice.

    Attah said it was regrettable that the country was going through tough challenges and the agency is snoring away, doing nothing to complement the efforts of the government.

    “However, the government also needs to adequately fund the agency to carry out its mandate to the latter. I know that sometimes NOA may blame their inability to do better on paucity of funds.

    “The Federal Government with support from the State and Local Governments should adequately fund the agency at all levels to achieve its objectives.

    “Example, the `Change Begins with You and Me’ Campaign should be adequately funded; media coverage should be 100 per cent across the country; vehicles should also be acquired for mobile sensitisation.

    “Nevertheless, NOA has to be aggressive and pro-active in carrying out its mandate,’’ Attah stressed.

    Mr Suleiman Suja, a teacher said NOA was supposed to be vibrant in democratic dispensation than any other government organ.

    Suja said it was ironic that during the military era, the staffers were in every nooks and cranny of the country, passing positive messages on governance and intentions of government.

    “Even with the trending of social media, NOA’s relevance can’t be overlooked. Today we are in democratic dispensation but it appears to me that the agency is dormant.

    “We don’t hear them on radio or television; they are not doing the needful to educate and enlighten the citizens on many issues about the country ranging from governance, economic and others.

    “I think there is the urgent need for the agency to step-up its effort; they could seek for partnership or collaboration with other organisations to achieve their objectives.

    Reacting, Dr Garba Abari, Director-General of NOA said the notion that the agency was not doing enough was not new.

    “Before condemning NOA, take a look at the budget of the agency first, analysis the budget and then relate it to the size of the agency with it’s headquarter office in Abuja and 774 local government areas of the country.

    “Have people actually taken a look at the budget, and at the actual amount released?.

    “I have for long stop worrying about what people say; I am only focus on doing what I should do within the limits of realities and my circumstances.

    “The budgets of the agency for the past few years are on the website of the Federal Ministry of Budget and Planning, for all to see and ascertain if the budget was adequate for us to carry out the mandate of the agency.

    “We can only do the utmost with the amount at our disposal,’’ Abari said.

    Edited /Ekemini Ladejobi

  •  The National Orientation Agency NOA has called on electorate in Anambra to disregard the threat by Indigenous people of Biafra IPOB against the Nov 18 governorship election Dr Garba Abari Director General NOA in a statement signed by Mr Paul Odenyi Head of Press Unit in Abuja on Monday urged the people to come out en masse and exercise their franshise at the poll Abari who was reacting to the vote and die threat by IPOB assured that security agencies were fully prepared and on ground to ensure the safety of voters before during and after the election He described the renewed threat as an attempt by miscreants to stampede the will of the people using baseless intimidation in pursuit of their selfish ends Abari expressed optimism that the election will not only hold as scheduled but will be without security failures The renewed threat is not taking the authorities by surprise All adequate measures to checkmate the excesses of IPOB and other unlawful groups with regard to the Anambra election are already fully in place The security agencies are prepared to forestall any breakdown of law and order and to protect voters other election stakeholders and the general public toward a hitch free election The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is very prepared to conduct the election Let no one be afraid or in doubt Abari said Edited by Ekemini Ladejobi NAN
    Governorship poll: NOA assures Anambra electorate of safety
     The National Orientation Agency NOA has called on electorate in Anambra to disregard the threat by Indigenous people of Biafra IPOB against the Nov 18 governorship election Dr Garba Abari Director General NOA in a statement signed by Mr Paul Odenyi Head of Press Unit in Abuja on Monday urged the people to come out en masse and exercise their franshise at the poll Abari who was reacting to the vote and die threat by IPOB assured that security agencies were fully prepared and on ground to ensure the safety of voters before during and after the election He described the renewed threat as an attempt by miscreants to stampede the will of the people using baseless intimidation in pursuit of their selfish ends Abari expressed optimism that the election will not only hold as scheduled but will be without security failures The renewed threat is not taking the authorities by surprise All adequate measures to checkmate the excesses of IPOB and other unlawful groups with regard to the Anambra election are already fully in place The security agencies are prepared to forestall any breakdown of law and order and to protect voters other election stakeholders and the general public toward a hitch free election The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is very prepared to conduct the election Let no one be afraid or in doubt Abari said Edited by Ekemini Ladejobi NAN
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    Governorship poll: NOA assures Anambra electorate of safety

    The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on electorate in Anambra to disregard the threat by Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) against the Nov. 18 governorship election.

    Dr Garba Abari, Director-General NOA in a statement signed by Mr Paul Odenyi, Head of Press Unit in Abuja on Monday, urged the people to come out en masse and exercise their franshise at the poll.

    Abari, who was reacting to the “vote and die” threat by IPOB, assured that security agencies were fully prepared and on ground, to ensure the safety of voters before, during and after the election.

    He described the renewed threat as an attempt by miscreants to stampede the will of the people using baseless intimidation in pursuit of their selfish ends.

    Abari expressed optimism that the election will not only hold as scheduled but will be without security failures.

    “The renewed threat is not taking the authorities by surprise. All adequate measures to checkmate the excesses of IPOB and other unlawful groups with regard to the Anambra election are already fully in place.

    “The security agencies are prepared to forestall any breakdown of law and order and to protect voters, other election stakeholders and the general public toward a hitch free election.

    “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is very prepared to conduct the election. Let no one be afraid or in doubt,” Abari said.

    Edited by: Ekemini Ladejobi
    (NAN)

  •  Dr Garba Abari Director General National Orientation Agency NOA says patriotism and hard work are panacea to attaining greatness in Nigeria Abari stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at a one day sensitisation program on Ethics and National core value for students in Nasarawa state Abari who was represented by the Director in charge of Special Duties Mrs Mette Edekobi also expressed concern over the high rate of drug abuse and indiscipline amongst youths He said the trend was harmful to youths Vices of drug addiction indecent dressing rape cultism armed robbery election violence and exam malpractices today have strong grips on our youths These vices can only destroy a person there is no example in the world where vices have promoted anyone The older generation as responsible citizens must be concerned about the direction of the nation s future as reflected in the attitudes of our youth Abari urged parents school authorities and other stakeholders within the education system to play their roles in influencing students to imbibe the right values Also Mr Saidu Salihu Area Commander National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Nasarawa said that more than 50 percent of crimes witness in the society were perpetrated by drugs addicts He urged the students to say NO to vices as studies have shown that vices can present seeming enjoyment but such pleasure is only short lived then give way for long term pains Mrs Priscilla Gondoalor Director NOA Nasarawa however charged parents to guard their wards against being use by people of questionable characters to destroy the country Edited by Ekemini Ladejobi NAN
    Patriotism, hardwork panacea for greatness, says NOA
     Dr Garba Abari Director General National Orientation Agency NOA says patriotism and hard work are panacea to attaining greatness in Nigeria Abari stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at a one day sensitisation program on Ethics and National core value for students in Nasarawa state Abari who was represented by the Director in charge of Special Duties Mrs Mette Edekobi also expressed concern over the high rate of drug abuse and indiscipline amongst youths He said the trend was harmful to youths Vices of drug addiction indecent dressing rape cultism armed robbery election violence and exam malpractices today have strong grips on our youths These vices can only destroy a person there is no example in the world where vices have promoted anyone The older generation as responsible citizens must be concerned about the direction of the nation s future as reflected in the attitudes of our youth Abari urged parents school authorities and other stakeholders within the education system to play their roles in influencing students to imbibe the right values Also Mr Saidu Salihu Area Commander National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Nasarawa said that more than 50 percent of crimes witness in the society were perpetrated by drugs addicts He urged the students to say NO to vices as studies have shown that vices can present seeming enjoyment but such pleasure is only short lived then give way for long term pains Mrs Priscilla Gondoalor Director NOA Nasarawa however charged parents to guard their wards against being use by people of questionable characters to destroy the country Edited by Ekemini Ladejobi NAN
    Patriotism, hardwork panacea for greatness, says NOA
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    Patriotism, hardwork panacea for greatness, says NOA

    Dr Garba Abari, Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), says patriotism and hard work are panacea to attaining greatness in Nigeria.

    Abari stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at a one day sensitisation program on Ethics and National core value for students in Nasarawa state.

    Abari, who was represented by the Director in charge of Special Duties, Mrs Mette Edekobi also expressed concern over the high rate of drug abuse and indiscipline amongst youths.

    He said the trend was harmful to youths.

    “Vices of drug addiction indecent dressing, rape, cultism, armed robbery, election violence and exam malpractices today have strong grips on our youths.

    “These vices can only destroy a person; there is no example in the world where vices have promoted anyone.

    “The older generation, as responsible citizens must be concerned about the direction of the nation’s future as reflected in the attitudes of our youth.

    Abari urged parents, school authorities and other stakeholders within the education system to play their roles in influencing students to imbibe the right values.

    Also, Mr Saidu Salihu, Area Commander, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Nasarawa, said that more than 50 percent of crimes witness in the society were perpetrated by drugs addicts.

    He urged the students to say “NO” to vices as studies have shown that vices can present seeming enjoyment “but such pleasure is only short-lived then give way for long term pains.’

    Mrs Priscilla Gondoalor, Director, NOA, Nasarawa, however charged parents to guard their wards against being use by people of questionable characters to destroy the country.

    Edited by: Ekemini Ladejobi
    (NAN)

  •  The National Orientation Agency NOA on Friday urged stakeholders in the hospitality sector to join forces with the government to create a sustainable tourism sub sector in the country Dr Garba Abari the NOA s Director General made the call in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja He said that tourism had the potential to grow and contribute significantly to the nation s economy with the collective participation of all stakeholders Abari said that the competitive nature of the industry should propel the stakeholders to work together to make Nigeria a higher value tourist destination He noted that the hospitality industry over the years had shown commitment to ensure a better service delivery adding that the potential should be sustained to have a better sector Tourism is a huge part of our economy and has the potential to contribute significantly to our national economy There is no over stating how challenging and competitive the hospitality sector is It means that we need to collectively make Nigeria a higher value tourist destination We need to respond to the world as it changes to improve the business environment and work more closely with one another Abari said He also called on stakeholders to synergise to repositioning the sector to attract more local and international visitors to the country Abari said this would increase earnings for the sector as well as proffer solutions to the challenges confronting the hospitality sector He said that the collaboration would ensure that hospitality sector contributes to the Gross Domestic Product GDP create wealth to alleviate poverty and generate employment With the spirited effort of all stakeholders in the sector Nigeria will in the shortest time possible join the league of nations reaping the inexhaustible benefit of the sector Edited by Abdullahi Mohammed Dada Ahmed NAN
    NOA urges stakeholders in hospitality sector to synergise for sustainable tourism
     The National Orientation Agency NOA on Friday urged stakeholders in the hospitality sector to join forces with the government to create a sustainable tourism sub sector in the country Dr Garba Abari the NOA s Director General made the call in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja He said that tourism had the potential to grow and contribute significantly to the nation s economy with the collective participation of all stakeholders Abari said that the competitive nature of the industry should propel the stakeholders to work together to make Nigeria a higher value tourist destination He noted that the hospitality industry over the years had shown commitment to ensure a better service delivery adding that the potential should be sustained to have a better sector Tourism is a huge part of our economy and has the potential to contribute significantly to our national economy There is no over stating how challenging and competitive the hospitality sector is It means that we need to collectively make Nigeria a higher value tourist destination We need to respond to the world as it changes to improve the business environment and work more closely with one another Abari said He also called on stakeholders to synergise to repositioning the sector to attract more local and international visitors to the country Abari said this would increase earnings for the sector as well as proffer solutions to the challenges confronting the hospitality sector He said that the collaboration would ensure that hospitality sector contributes to the Gross Domestic Product GDP create wealth to alleviate poverty and generate employment With the spirited effort of all stakeholders in the sector Nigeria will in the shortest time possible join the league of nations reaping the inexhaustible benefit of the sector Edited by Abdullahi Mohammed Dada Ahmed NAN
    NOA urges stakeholders in hospitality sector to synergise for sustainable tourism
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    NOA urges stakeholders in hospitality sector to synergise for sustainable tourism

    The National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Friday urged stakeholders in the hospitality sector to join forces with the government to create a sustainable tourism sub-sector in the country.

    Dr Garba Abari, the NOA’s Director-General, made the call in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja.

    He said that tourism had the potential to grow and contribute significantly to the nation’s economy with the collective participation of all stakeholders.

    Abari said that the competitive nature of the industry should propel the stakeholders to work together to make Nigeria a higher-value tourist destination.

    He noted that the hospitality industry, over the years, had shown commitment to ensure a better service delivery, adding that the potential should be sustained to have a better sector.

    “Tourism is a huge part of our economy and has the potential to contribute significantly to our national economy.

    “There is no over-stating how challenging and competitive the hospitality sector is. It means that we need to collectively make Nigeria a higher-value tourist destination.

    “ We need to respond to the world as it changes, to improve the business environment and work more closely with one another,’’ Abari said.

    He also called on stakeholders to synergise to repositioning the sector to attract more local and international visitors to the country.

    Abari said this would increase earnings for the sector as well as proffer solutions to the challenges confronting the hospitality sector.

    He said that the collaboration would ensure that hospitality sector contributes to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), create wealth to alleviate poverty and generate employment.

    “With the spirited effort of all stakeholders in the sector, Nigeria will in the shortest time possible join the league of nations reaping the inexhaustible benefit of the sector.’’

    Edited by: Abdullahi Mohammed/Dada Ahmed
    (NAN)

  •  Dr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA on Tuesday said social media contents were filled with hate and divisive contents posing huge threat to the existence of the country He made the remark at the opening of Stream 2 Capacity Building Workshop on Social Media Innovations and Online Reputation Management in Abuja The workshop was organised by African Media Network AMNETT in collaboration with Nigerian Press Council NPC Abari said there was need for caution on what people post on social media as the political landscape in the country was getting set for electioneering campaigns in the build up to the 2019 general elections He added that NOA and other relevant agencies were working to manage the situation and called for responsible and responsive media to tackle speeches that might cause or aggravate problems in the country Mr Aniekan Umanah the President of AMNETT said the growth of social media users in the country could only be managed He however warned Nigerians to be mindful of the security implications of overexposure on the internet stressing that social media users should also be mindful of cyber law and respond accordingly Edited by Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu NAN
    Social media hate contents huge threat to peaceful co-existence — NOA
     Dr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA on Tuesday said social media contents were filled with hate and divisive contents posing huge threat to the existence of the country He made the remark at the opening of Stream 2 Capacity Building Workshop on Social Media Innovations and Online Reputation Management in Abuja The workshop was organised by African Media Network AMNETT in collaboration with Nigerian Press Council NPC Abari said there was need for caution on what people post on social media as the political landscape in the country was getting set for electioneering campaigns in the build up to the 2019 general elections He added that NOA and other relevant agencies were working to manage the situation and called for responsible and responsive media to tackle speeches that might cause or aggravate problems in the country Mr Aniekan Umanah the President of AMNETT said the growth of social media users in the country could only be managed He however warned Nigerians to be mindful of the security implications of overexposure on the internet stressing that social media users should also be mindful of cyber law and respond accordingly Edited by Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu NAN
    Social media hate contents huge threat to peaceful co-existence — NOA
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    Social media hate contents huge threat to peaceful co-existence — NOA

    Dr Garba Abari, the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), on Tuesday, said social media contents were filled with hate and divisive contents, posing huge threat to the existence of the country.

    He made the remark at the opening of Stream 2 Capacity Building Workshop on Social Media Innovations and Online Reputation Management in Abuja.

    The workshop was organised by African Media Network (AMNETT) in collaboration with Nigerian Press Council (NPC).

    Abari said there was need for caution on what people post on social media as the political landscape in the country was getting set for electioneering campaigns in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.

    He added that NOA and other relevant agencies were working to manage the situation and called for responsible and responsive media to tackle speeches that might cause or aggravate problems in the country.

    Mr Aniekan Umanah, the President of AMNETT, said the growth of social media users in the country could only be managed.

    He, however, warned Nigerians to be mindful of the security implications of overexposure on the internet, stressing that social media users should also be mindful of cyber law and respond accordingly.

    Edited by: Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu
    (NAN)

  •  NAN ELS 3 Message Hammer Abuja Aug 31 2017 Dr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA has called on Muslims to exhibit the virtues of sacrifice peace love and tolerance as they celebrate the Eid El Kabir Abari in a statement issued by the Head of Press Unit of NOA Mr Paul Odenyi urged the Muslim Ummah to use the 2017 celebration to renew their commitment to unity of the nation and brotherhood Peace love and hard work are preconditions for development in any country This period of Eid el Kabir should remind us of that virtue in order to build our country I call on all Nigerians to continue to support the present administration to deliver on its promises in line with the change agenda The progress unity and development of any country can only be achieved in a peaceful atmosphere I also urge all Muslims to be law abiding and security conscious Abari said assuring that the Federal Government had put in place measures to ensure peaceful Edited by Ekemini Ladejobi NAN
    Eid-el-Kabir: NOA urges Nigerians to show love, tolerance
     NAN ELS 3 Message Hammer Abuja Aug 31 2017 Dr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA has called on Muslims to exhibit the virtues of sacrifice peace love and tolerance as they celebrate the Eid El Kabir Abari in a statement issued by the Head of Press Unit of NOA Mr Paul Odenyi urged the Muslim Ummah to use the 2017 celebration to renew their commitment to unity of the nation and brotherhood Peace love and hard work are preconditions for development in any country This period of Eid el Kabir should remind us of that virtue in order to build our country I call on all Nigerians to continue to support the present administration to deliver on its promises in line with the change agenda The progress unity and development of any country can only be achieved in a peaceful atmosphere I also urge all Muslims to be law abiding and security conscious Abari said assuring that the Federal Government had put in place measures to ensure peaceful Edited by Ekemini Ladejobi NAN
    Eid-el-Kabir: NOA urges Nigerians to show love, tolerance
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    Abuja, Aug. 31, 2017 Dr Garba Abari, the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on Muslims, to exhibit the virtues of sacrifice, peace, love and tolerance as they celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir.

    Abari, in a statement issued by the Head of Press Unit of NOA, Mr Paul Odenyi, urged the Muslim Ummah to use the 2017 celebration to renew their commitment to unity of the nation and brotherhood.

    “Peace, love and hard work are preconditions for development in any country. This period of Eid-el-Kabir should remind us of that virtue in order to build our country.

    “I call on all Nigerians to continue to support the present administration to deliver on its promises in line with the change agenda.

    “The progress, unity and development of any country can only be achieved in a peaceful atmosphere.

    “I also urge all Muslims to be law abiding and security conscious,’’ Abari said, assuring that the Federal Government had put in place measures to ensure peaceful.

    Edited by: Ekemini Ladejobi
    (NAN)

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