NOA to reintroduce WAI Brigade for anti-graft, indiscipline war in Abia
By Yolamchi Ukaga, Aba
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has disclosed plans to reintroduce the War Against Indiscipline (WAI) Brigade, in Abia State to fight indiscipline and corruption.
Dr. Ngozi Okechukwu, State’s director, NOA, who made this known during a visit to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, at the Government House, Umuahia, observed that the ills, which bedeviled the nation during the Buhari /Idiagbon junta are worsening. She stated that reintroducing WAI-Brigade will revamp vigilance in the rural areas and boost security.
She commended Ikpeazu for empowering youths, through his several empowerment schemes, noting that youths’ inclusiveness in governance is imperative.
Governor Ikpeazu in his response, called for adequate support for the NOA to form the fulcrum that would drive government policies and programmes in Nigeria. He stressed the need for government at all levels to begin to mainstream the importance of national orientation in the people’s daily living.
Governor Ikpeazu was of the view that government need to galvanize the requisite support required to drive government policies, noting that despite various micro and macro policy interventions by the government, the citizenry was not even aware and thus, unappreciative of such policies, due to lack of national orientation.
According to the Governor, the greatest impact of the National Orientation Agency, would be to help shape the direction of the nation. He noted that his administration would do its best to support the National Orientation Agency in the state and pledged to rise to the demands of the office of the grand patron of the agency bestowed on him and help confront the challenge of indiscipline in the state.
He stressed the need for all to get back to the era of discipline and ensure all forms of indiscipline by the citizenry are brought to an end.
One of the major highlights of the event was the decoration of the governor, as the grand patron of the National Orientation Agency in the state.