Nigeria government to open integrity clubs in secondary schools through National Orientation Agency

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By Ude Ogbonnaya Israel

Driven by the quest to continue promoting positive values among Nigerian youths, the Federal Government through National Orientation Agency (NOA) has disclosed plans to open intergrity Clubs across various Secondary Schools in the country.

Special Assistant to the Director General NOA, Mr. David Akoji gave the hint lately while speaking at an attitudunal re-orientation programme organised for Secondary School students at Abuja.

He maintained that Intergrity is a scarce commodity among citizens today, and the need to engrain such virtue into Nigerian youths remains one of the core mandates NOA cannot afford to compromise.

Speaking, the DG NOA Dr. Garba Abari represented by the Director Public Enlightenment and Mass Mobilisation (PEMM) Mrs. Ruth Ogun enjoined the students to strive to understand and consciously live by the seven core values of the Nation.

She said the core values as enshrined in Nigerian Constitution includes: Dicsipline, Intergrity, Dignity of Labour, Social Justice, Religious tolerance, Self reliance and Patriotism.

The PEMM Director further harped on the need not to slack from adhering to the COVID-19 preventive Protocols whose infection rates, hitherto spikes even as some countries are currently experiencing 3rd wave of the pandemic.

The programme championed by NOA in collaboration with Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora (OCI), Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, (CCD), Genger Mobile Initiative (GMI) was designed to address the vices of Cultism, Examination Malpractice, Drug Abuse, Cyber Crimea, Sexual Harrasment etc, prevalent in educational institutions today.

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