NOA, NIPR partner on building national values

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has agreed to work together to promote a national value system that represent the best of of the country’s ethics.

A statement Thursday by deputy director press of NOA Paul Odenyi disclosed that the Director General of the NOA Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu and the new President of the NIPR, Dr. Ike Neliaku committed themselves to this partnership after their meeting yesterday at the NOA headquarters.

According to the statement, the NIPR President and his team were in NOA on a courtesy visit to seek support for its programmes for the year.

It noted that Issa-Onilu took the opportunity to brief the NIPR of the effort of the Agency in recreating a value system that represents the ethical codes of the different parts of the country.

According to him, the quest for a National Value Charter is an attempt to build a consensus of what constitute Nigeria’s National ethics which will guide National aspiration.

“Orientation is a journey and you cannot be begin a journey untill you know where you are going to. So the first thing to do is to define our destination before we start the journey of Orientation. When we draw up this charter, we can comfortably say that we are orientating our people towards achieving the values we already set for our selves, ” he said.

He pledged to make available to the NIPR a draft copy of the National Value Charter for their inputs believing that to be important in designing a document that reflect the views of all stakeholders.

The Dg also told his guests of the Agency’s plans to set up a citizens Brigade that will lead the grassroots campaign in our schools and communities. The Brigade will also ensure that young people at impressionable age understand what being a Nigerian means.

The NOA DG also spoke of his plans to advocate for the return of nationalism studies in schools because “it is as important as English and Mathematics “

The NIPR President had urged for support for some of its programmes for the current year.