New NOA Director Assumes Office in Kogi, Seeks Residents Support, Collaboration to Fulfill Mandate

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By Stephen Adeleye.

The new State Director of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Kogi Directorate, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Dare, has solicited for the support and collaboration of the residents of the state in fulfilling the agency’s mandate

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lokoja, Dare solicited the support of Nigerians for smooth implementation of policies and programmes of the federal government for the betterment of the nation.

Dare, who assumed office as Kogi State Director of NOA on May 13, commended the management and staff of the agency for the warm reception and urged them to support him in fulfilling the NOA mandate.

According to him, NOA Is involved In collection, collation, analysis and provision of feedback from the public to Government on its policies, programmes and activities.

“We need the support and cooperation of the key stakeholders’ and the entire Nigerians in carrying out our mandate of relating government’s policies, programmes and activities to the people.

“We will consistently raise awareness for people to embrace positively change attitudes, values and behaviours; we will accurately and adequately inform them.

“We will sufficiently mobilize citizens to act in ways that promote peace and harmony in Kogi and the nation at large,” he said.

Speaking on his plans for Kogi, the director said he would be building and consolidating on the already established structures with the collaboration of the formidable management and staff of the agency.

Dare promised to intensify beyond what was obtainable in terms of partnership with the State Government as well as other relevant stakeholders in the state.

He promised to continue to interface with the people through the media, town hall meetings, religious and traditional institutions in line with the agency’s mandates as set up by the federal government of Nigeria.

Dare noted that Kogi remained one of the flood prone States as predicted by NiMet, assuring that the agency would collaborate with key stakeholders to sensitise the residents in order to mitigate the adverse flood effects in the state.

He added: “We will collaborate with relevant stakeholders and government agencies to sensitise residents in taking proactive measures to minimize flood disaster in Kogi”.

He commended President Bola Tinubu for his commitment to the ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda through the implementation of viable policies and programmes aimed at improving the well-being of Nigerians and foster development.

“I am appealing to all Nigerians to exercise little patience amidst the current economic hardships; the President is on top of the game, and there will be light at the end of the tunnel,” Dare said.

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