Include State Governments Programmes in Sensitization Activities Fayemi charges NOA

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has charged officials of the
National Orientation Agency (NOA) not to limit themselves to
sensitizing only the policies, programmes and activities of the
Federal Government.

Dr. Fayemi who gave the charge while receiving the new Director of
National Orientation Agency (NOA) Ekiti State, Mrs. Olawumi Famuyiwa
in Ado-Ekiti, stressed the need to include the programme and
activities of the State and Local Government in their itinerary.

The Governor who spoke through the State Commissioner for Information
and values Orientation, Hon. Akin Omole noted that proper information
dissemination of Government activities would reduce the spread of fake
news, help the people understand Government’s actions and assist in
generating feedback to government.

Fayemi said that his administration was not unaware of the huge cost
involved in ensuring dissemination of accurate information to the
public, adding that the prevailing economic challenges occasioned by
the global economic downturn and the fast dwindling allocation to the
State from the Federation account had however constituted a huge
challenge
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Assuring that no stone would however be left unturned towards ensuring
proper management of information in the State within the ambit of
available resources, Fayemi said that the focus is to enhance
participatory governance and accountability, motivate the citizens
with ideas for better productivity and create intellectual bank for
policy formulation and implementation.

Earlier, the Director of National Orientation Agency (NOA) Ekiti
State, Mrs. Olawumi Famuyiwa had solicited a better synergy and
support of the State Government to enhance efficiency and boost
service delivery of the Agency in the State.

Mrs. Famuyiwa who described her posting to Ekiti State as
“homecoming”, pledged to work assiduously towards achieving the
desired goal of educating and informing people particularly those at
the grassroots of the policies, programmes and activities of
government at all levels.

According to her, “NOA does not discriminate amidst the Federal, State
and Local Government stories” adding that “the primary assignment is
to act as mouthpiece of Government and generate feedback to help make
policies”.

She highlighted current programmes of NOA to include sensitization on
voters’ registration exercise, National symbols such as the National
flag and Coat of arms as well as collation of data for the Home Grown
School Feeding programme.

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