Ajaegbu, NOA Director and Anagor ThankGod, Awka South Transition Chairman

Obiorah Anthony Ugwonwa

The Anambra State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Awka, Mr.Edozie Ajaegbu, has advised Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of patriotism and social responsibility by being constant in payment of their taxes, rates and other government approved levies.

Ajaegbu handed down the advise when he led some high raking officers of the Agency to a familiarization tour of Awka South Local Government Area under the Leadership of Chief Anagor who is the Chairman Transition Committee of the Council Area.

The NOA State Director, stated that even though the agency is a federal Para-Ministry, yet it was meant to serve both the federal, state and local government area across the country.

The director, maintained that NOA has what he described as Community Orientation and Mobilization Officers (COMOS) in the Seven hundred and Seventy- Four Local Government Area of the country. He opined that the law establishing the agency provides for funding of NOA by the three tiers of government in the country.

Describing the visit as timely and a welcome development, Chief Anagor ThankGod, the Chairman, Transition Committee for Awka South Local Government Area said that it is good to highlight what the federal, state and local government areas in Nigeria through the well articulated human oriented programmes of NOA in the country.

Group photo of participants

The Awka South Local Government, Chairman also described NOA as active strikers, especially when it comes to Mobilization, Sensitization and Orientation of Nigerians to key into the developmental policies, activities and programmes of the Nigerian government at all levels.
He also underscored the importance of embracing constructive criticism of the government actions and inactions by the people.

He pledged his total supports to the programmes and activities of NOA in Anambra State and environs, assuring the NOA State Director and his team that the Leadership of the Local Government is overtly ready to partner NOA in carrying out its statutory functions in the local government.

In their separate speeches, the Deputy Directors, Special Duties, Barrister Ifeoma Chijioke, Planning Research and Strategy, Comrade Felix Agbu, Acting Assistant Director Programmes, Mr Ignatus Obiorah and that of Administration, Mr.Peter Onuigbo, thanked the Chairman for the warm reception accorded them and pleaded with him to use his good office to allocate a conducive office accommodation to NOA in the Loca Government Secretariat with a view to enable the staff of the agency in the Local Government Area, carry out their duties seamlessly.

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