By Deji Abdulwahab
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) says it is partnering with Chosen Vessels Global to reawaken the consciousness of Nigerians to positive values, patriotism and national unity.
The NOA Director-General, Dr Garba Abari, said this in a statement by the Assistant Director, Press, Mr Paul Odenyi, on Thursday in Abuja.
He quoted Abari as saying this when the Chosen Vessels Global team, led by Dr Chinyere Nwoye, paid him a courtesy visit.
Abari said that the visit was timely at the point when the present administration was making concerted efforts to rebuild the nation’s economic and patriotic fortunes.
According to him, the negative impact of drug abuse has no gender, age, status or social barriers in the society and requires greater and impactful awareness to renew the consciousness of citizens on the dangers of the vice.
“We must all work to educate our people on the dangers of drug abuse and other transactional behaviours that hinder our nation-building process” he said.
The director-general said the partnership between NOA and the NGO would ensure that the campaign reached the grassroot level of the country.
Earlier, Nwoye said that the visit was to discuss avenues to enhance social integration, facilitate national rehabilitation, curb drug abuse and societal vices that hindered national development.
She said that the team recognised the NOA’s widespread platform across the country.
She said that the organisation teamed up with the agency because of its dedication to national development to promote positive social change and its constant engagement in public enlightenment.
She added the choice was also because the agency’s sensitisation campaigns have had a significant impact on the lives of Nigerians (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Chinyere Bassey/Isaac Aregbesola