As part of efforts to ensure peace and security in Nigeria, the National Orientation Agency, NOA ,has trained public servants in Abuja to create security consciousness among Nigerians and eradicate social vices that hinder national development.
In a press statement signed by the assistant director of press, NOA, Mr. Paul Odenyi, the director general, Mr. Mike Omeri at a train-the-trainers workshop, called on Nigerians to change the orientation that sees genuine concern as an invasion of privacy because such orientation detracts from the goal of being our brothers’ keepers. He was emphatic that a little more vigilance could have averted most of the bomb incidents previously recorded in the country, describing the age-long Nigerian value of “know-your-neighbour” as formidable panacea to security breaches in our communities.
Omeri disclosed that plans have been perfected for state directorates of NOA to replicate the training in all states of the federation, urging civilians to participate massively in the trainings as the business of community security is a collective responsibility.
In his presentation, Mr. Kayode Bolaji, a resource person at the training, highlighted the need for the state to pay closer attention to issues of human security to avoid their escalation into humanitarian crises.
Participants at the one-day training were drawn from Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, including the National Orientation Agency, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, National Troupe of Nigeria, the Federal Fire Service, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Federal Ministry of Interior and Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment.

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