Browsing: National Orientation Agency

In a motion on Tuesday 16th March 2021 on the floor of the House, entitled ‘Need to re-invigorate the National Orientation Agency (NOA) for Impactful Discharge of its Mandate’,  Peller noted that the NOA, which was established in 1993 to re-orientate Nigerians on their general attitude and encourage them to take part actively and freely in discussions and decisions affecting their collective welfare, is currently incapacitated in discharging its constitutional responsibility of disseminating information and re-orientating Nigerians, particularly during critical periods.

Under the circumstance, Nigerian leaders have found it expedient to take steps to consciously dissuade the use of intemperate language that can inflame passion and cause anarchy in society. But this has to be done without encroaching on the fundamental principle of freedom of expression which democracy guarantees.