Hon. Kingsley Fanwo, the Hon Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kogi State, has emphasised Governor Ododo’s directive for all state ministries, departments, and agencies to collaborate with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and other federal agencies. This collaboration is essential to ensuring their duties’ efficient and effective performance.

During a meeting with the NOA Management Team in his office in Lokoja, the Commissioner emphasized the importance of reshaping the mindset of the people.

He stressed the need for the Ministry and NOA to work together to help the public understand that government infrastructure and amenities belong to them.

“The current administration’s policy focuses on engaging, informing, and enlightening the public to bring about a positive change in mindset. This aligns with the objectives of the NOA, highlighting the shared mandate of both the Ministry and the agency. The Ministry’s goal is to inform the public about government activities and gather feedback on the people’s expectations,” he said.

Hon. Fanwo reiterated the Governor’s mandate to cooperate with all federal agencies to ensure they can effectively fulfil their state duties. This collaboration will ultimately benefit the people of the state.

The Honorable Commissioner emphasized the importance of the agency not giving in to campaigns of defamation, incitement, division, ethnic discord, and tension among the populace towards the State or Federal Government.

He stressed that the people’s mindset should be oriented towards supporting the government, viewing government infrastructure and amenities as their own, and taking ownership of them.

The Commissioner highlighted that people’s attitudes are influenced by what they see and hear, affirming that the Ministry and the agency play a crucial role in reshaping the citizens’ thinking.

The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Teddy Adegbola, warmly welcomed the State Director and Management Team of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to the Ministry, assuring them of the Ministry’s full cooperation with the agency.

The State Director of NOA, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Olurotimi Dare, praised Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo for his significant achievements in the state, particularly in enhancing the security architecture.

He also commended Honorable Fanwo for his proactive efforts in the Ministry aimed at the state’s revolutionary development.

Alhaji Abdulganiyu reiterated NOA’s mandate, which includes educating and informing citizens about government policies and programs. He sought the Ministry’s collaboration for NOA’s future plans and initiatives.

He emphasized that the agency acts as a vital link between the Government and the people by providing comprehensive reports to both the State and Federal Governments.

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