National Orientation Agency Intensifies Campaign On Peace, Security

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) said it had intensified campaign on peace and security in the country.

Fielding questions from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the Director-General of the Agency, Mr Mike Omeri, said the agency would ensure that Nigerians, irrespective of their class and status, lived in peace.

He said, “The Do the right thing campaign'', being conducted by the agency, followed the need to restore value and attitudinal change in Nigeria.

Omeri attributed the lingering security problems witnessed in the country to “erosion of values'', adding that Nigerians should resist people who were bent on perpetrating violence.

He said the recent traditional rulers meetings held in Ekiti and Katsina were borne out of the desire to curb violence in the country.

The Director-General described the roles of traditional rulers as `germane'' to the realisation of peace and restoration of security to their domain.

Omeri said the objective of the zonal peace forum in the South West and North East was to integrate traditional institutions, which were the closest to the people in resolving security issues.

He said NOA would partner with security agencies to ensure that the “Do the right thing campaign'' programme succeeded.

Omeri said that the agency was committed to restoring and upholding values. (NAN)