Ikolomi’s-led NOA Partners The Pointer To Drive Govt Policies 

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BY PRISCA OGBO 

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Delta State, has joined hands with the Delta Printing and Publishing Corporation (DPPC), in driving the policies of governments at all levels for wider acceptance among the citizenry.

The NOA State Director, Mrs Tracy Ikolomi, during an interactive meeting with the DPPC management, and publishers of The Pointer titles, said the agency’s main aim is to sensitise Nigerians on the government’s policies and get feedback.

‘’To reach as many people as possible, the agency makes use of different methods to disseminate information, especially to those at the grassroots like town hall meetings, door to door, town criers, among other methods’’ she said.

She, however, mentioned challenges of finance and mobility which she said, is a major cause for concern, adding that such challenges have affected delivery in its operations.

“We are working to ensure a better society; we are not resting on our oars within our means and the time we have. We will do our best. As the National Orientation Agency, we would do what is necessary, but we would work within the confines of funds available for our operations” she added.

Remarking, the General Manager of DPPC, Mr Godfrey Ubaka, commended the NOA for their visit, pledging to render all the support they seek in educating and sensitizing Nigerians, particularly Deltans, on government policies and programmes.

‘’We are partners and we will partner with you (NOA) in the right direction towards ensuring that the policies of the government are well understood by the citizens, and that the feelings of the citizens are also brought back to the government’’ he said.

Ubaka suggested that the NOA should also explore other avenues of reaching the grassroots, beyond the convention media, adding that mediums such as Town Hall meetings would go a long way in helping the agency succeed in its mandate.

He commended the federal orientation agency for its initiatives in ensuring greater citizen participation in democracy despite its peculiar challenges in Nigeria.

The meeting witnessed the attendance of Mrs Blessing Oyem, Agatha Ojogho, Gladys Grant Omokhudu, Godfrey Eghrudiagbor, Wilbet Ijeoma and Abel Johngold from the NOA team, while the DPPC team including Mrs Victoria Isichei, Mr Patrick Nwanze, Mrs Edna Emeni, Mr Cletus Ngwodo and Mr Patrick Mgbodo, among other officials.