NOA URGES NIGERIANS TO COOPERATE WITH FG ON EMERGENCY RULE
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has advised Nigerians living in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa State to cooperate with the Federal Government and the Nigerian security forces to restore peace and normalcy in those States under the Emergency Rule declared yesterday by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. In a statement reacting to the declaration of a State of Emergency, the NOA Director General, Mr. Mike Omeri also urged the nation’s security agencies to display what he described as their “characteristic professionalism” in implementing the State of Emergency with a view to protecting the lives and property of innocent civilians and achieving the speedy return of peace and security to the affected States. Mr. Omeri also called all insurgents to tread the path of reason by embracing the dialogue mechanisms already put in place by the Federal Government and ending the senseless killings of Nigerian citizens. In his words, “The Federal Government under the present administration has once again demonstrated its sense of responsibility and sensitivity to the need to secure the lives and property of not only Nigerians living in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States but all Nigerians wherever they may be. It is also the civic duty of every well-meaning citizen to cooperate with the Federal Government in terms of abiding by lawful regulations as may be necessary in the States affected, volunteering information to security agencies and every other measure expected of citizens”. Mr. Omeri also called on all Nigerians to continue to pray for the safety of civilians and national troops deployed to the three States as well as for the success of the federal dialogue programmes and military missions in those States.