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NOA sues for peaceful co-existence ahead of Independence Day

Representative of DG NOA, Deputy Director Special Duties, Mr David Okoji during the program. Photo: Abdullahi Lamino

The Director-General National Orientation Agency NOA, Dr Garba Abari says peaceful co-existence among Nigerians is key to ensure sustainable unity, progress and development of the country.

He stated this on Radio Nigeria good governance and public accountability programme “have your say”.

Dr. Abari who was represented by the Deputy Director in the agency, Mr. David Okoji emphasized the need for Nigerians to make deliberate attempts to shun acts that breed violence, instability, chaos, and war as well as resolve to live and co-exist in peace and harmony with one another.

According to him, the agency is working on concerted efforts toward achieving enduring peace in various communities ahead of this year’s Independence Day to serve as a day of renewing faith in the Country in respect of our political or religious differences.

Callers on the program, Ada Onogu from Jos and Jude Ugbaja from Imo state observed that NOA has inadequate manpower and funding to move the agency forward.

They further called on the NOA for the continuous nationwide sensitization campaign aimed at the attitudinal reorientation of every Nigerian for the socio-economic development of the nation.

Also contributing to the program, Fidel Onyeneke from Owerri who commended NOA for their efforts in uniting the nation urged them to prevail on religious and political leaders against any comments capable of creating disunity among the citizenry.

Monitoring, Hassan Hussain/ Conrad Labeh, editing Abdullahi Lamino