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NOA Advises Youths Against Social Vices

As parts of efforts to check the rising wave of social vices and re-awaken the moral consciousness of students in tertiary Institutions, the National Orientation Agency, NOA has embarked on the process of interfacing with Youths across the country.

Director General of the Agency, Dr Garba Abari stated this in a message at a sensitization forum against drugs abuse, irregular migration, human trafficking, cyber crimes and radicalization.

Represented by the Ogun State Director of NOA, Mr Christopher Obadina at the event held at the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta, Dr Abari who described the youths as the backbone and strength of any nation  advised them to embrace the core values for national development.

He explained that, the sensitization programme organized in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration, IOM, would provide a veritable platform for continuous engagement with different stakeholders to proffer solutions to the challenges eroding moral values in the country.

Also, the Provost, Federal College of Education, Osiele Abeokuta, Dr Rafiu Soyele who identified social vices as deviant behaviours caused by forces that encouraged Individuals to rebel against social norms, required the collective efforts of Nigerians to make the campuses and the society peaceful.

Representative of the International Organization for Migration, IOM, Miss Blessing Omotor, promised that the body would continue to work hand in hand with other stakeholders to address the issues of moral decadence for national development and transformation.

The event was attended by students and  representatives of the NDLEA, the Nigeria Police, the National School Crimes Prevention Corps, NSCPC, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC, as well as Parents Teachers Association PTA .

Shirley Olatunji

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