OrderPaperToday – Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Ali Ahmad has called on the Federal Government to provide adequate funding for the National Orientation Agency (NOA) as the only way the agency that could perform the functions information dissemination and awareness creation about government activities.
Ahmad, in a statement by his Media Aide, Shuaib Abdulkadir, said this during a courtesy visit of the agency’s top officials in the state to his office recently.
The Speaker, who emphasized the power of information, said no government could be successful without proper dissemination of its policies and programmes to the public, adding that such makes for improvement in governance as citizens would always be abreast of developments in the country.
Ahmad also tasked the agency to sensitize the public about culture, tradition, uses and values in Nigeria, stressing that doing so would continue to have positive impact on people.
Earlier, the State Director of NOA, Mr. Olusegun Adeyemi lauded the leadership of Dr. Ahmad in steering and guiding the assembly towards ensuring cordial relationship with the Executive arm of government.
Noting that in spite of the fact that the 8th Assembly in Kwara State does not have any opposition member from other political parties, its deliberations have always been robust and based on improving the quality of life of Kwarans.
The Director maintained that the agency has been following the 8th Assembly with keen interest since it was inaugurated about two years ago, challenging them to further raise the bar for their successors in the next Assembly.
Adeyemi assured of the agency’s support and maximum cooperation while further pledging that NOA would not relent in enlightening Kwarans about the activities of the State Government and House of Assembly.