NOA DG, Lanre Issa Onilu gives clarification on the core mandate of the Agency, set to lauch National Value Charter

The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr Lanre Issa Onilu has been given clarification on the core mandate of the Agency.

He also said that the impression in some quarters that the Agency is not living up to expectations is not true saying Nigerians do not understand its assigned roles and functions.

The DG of NOA made this clarification in Lagos during the interractive session with the Media Executives led by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris.

He explained that the duty of the National Orientation Agency is to educate the public on government policies and programmes.

According to him, the Agency had done a lot of campaigns and interventions in terms of a peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.

Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu disclosed that since assumption of office, he had visited ten states of the federation to create awareness on policies of the Tinubu led government.

He noted that he met committed staff in the National Orientation Agency adding they were in the processs of increasing offices in 774 Local Government Areas in the country.

Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu further said that the committe on National Value Charter had submitted its report to the Minister of Information and waiting for formal launching by the President.

He said that they have established 37,000 citizens Brigade in schools to suport by government campaign in nurturing citizens on core national values.

The NOA Director General expressed worry over high level of exposure to foreign contents by young Nigerians which he said could have undue influence on their attitude to national life.

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