NANS Backs NOA’s Efforts At Reawakening Nigerians Consciousness on Core Values


The National Orientation Agency has entered into partnership with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) as part of its renewed efforts to reawaken the consciousness of the Nigerian youth towards positive values and attitudinal change in accordance with the country’s national core values.

The partnership followed a list of initiatives presently being championed by the NOA which attracted the attention of NANS which threw its weight and support to the agency under the leadership of the Director General, Mr Lanre Issa-, who has demonstrated capacity and determination to restore Nigeria’s core values.

Receiving NANS’ team in his office, the Director-General of the NOA, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the visit was timely at this particular moment in our nation building process.

The NOA boss said that the present administration is making concerted efforts to rebuild the nation’s economic and patriotic fortunes, adding that the Agency places huge importance and value on NANS which he described as a body of the Nigerian youth with the capacity to serve as role models to others in the society.

Speaking on adoption of the second stanza of the National Anthem as our national prayer, Issa-Onilu emphasised the need to pay cognizant attention to the last statement which states, “To build a nation, where peace and justice shall reign”.

A statement by Paul Udenyi, Deputy Director of Press of the NOA, stated that the DG of the Agency said that the partnership between it and NANS will serve as the platform to convey programmes, policies and activities of the government to campuses in accordance with to NOA’s mandate, a move he said had already started with “FOCUS” on campuses.

Issa-Onilu further said that many other initiatives for the promotion of national values and development by the current administration are underway, adding that the National Value Charter will be launched very soon.

In his words; “The charter harps on seven promises of the country to citizens and the necessity for citizens to be patriotic”.

The NOA DG assured that NANS would be fully involved in the Agency’s national re-orientation moves, adding that a new app known as ‘The Mobiliser’ meant to showcase government policies, programmes and activities will be launched soon.

He explained that the app would consist of quiz questions on activities of the government and also educate and inform the populace on what the government is doing to motivate the Nigerian youth and citizens to get engaged with the app, saying that freebies will be given to winners.

Earlier, Ekundina Segun Elvis, who is the Senate President of NANS, said the student umbrella body recognised NOA’s widespread platforms for national orientation across the country.

Elvis noted that NOA’s dedication to national development and commitment to the promotion of our core values as well as its constant engagement in public enlightenment and campaigns, have had significant impacts, hence, NANS’ resolved to partner with NOA.

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