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Nigeria: National Orientation Agency seeks support

The National Orientation Agency (NOA),  said it would need the support of international donor agencies in the efficient discharge of its assignment. NOA’s Lagos State director, Nasir Kaka, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that there was the need for international donor organisations to support the agency in the area of logistics.

Mr. Kaka urged other agencies and development partners to emulate UNICEF’s effort and direct resources to promote enlightenment programmes in communities. “For some time now, UNICEF and NOA have been working harmoniously in ensuring development ofchildren and women.

“The agency presently does not only need the support of UNICEF, but also other international  organisations within and outside this country to achieve its objectives. “We need their assistance in the production of posters, handbills, and jingles to enhance community enlightenment and sensitization programmes across the country,” he said.

Mr. Kaka said the agency needed such support to be enable it get closer to as many people and communities as possible. He expressed optimism that the support would enhance enlightenment information dissemination in market places, churches/mosques, motor parks, schools, and other places.

Kaka, however, reiterated the agency’s commitment to ensuring the smooth flow of information on development programmes in the communities. “Especially with the forthcoming elections in the country, a lot of support would be needed from local and international organisations to scale up enlightenment,” he said.

The NOA official commended UNICEF’s continued support to children and women development programmes in Nigeria. (NAN)