NOA URGES SOBRIETY DURING YULETIDE FESTIVITIES
The Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri has called on Nigerians to use the yuletide as a period of sober reflection on the affairs of the nation in the year 2012 with a view to fashioning ways of making greater contributions to the nation’s development in the coming year.
In a Christmas message, Mr. Omeri also admonished Nigerians to use the season to appreciate the Almighty God for His mercies that have sustained the nation despite the many tragedies that befell it in 2012 and to seek His continued guidance in 2013. He said the challenges the nation overcame in the passing year were strong indicators of the strength and resilience of the nation and Nigerians as they continue to live together in unity.
He congratulated the Christian community in the country for another Christmas celebration and urged all Nigerians to imbibe the lessons of love, hope, and peace that Christmas teaches. While urging Nigerians to be their brother’s keepers during the yuletide festivities, Mr. Omeri reiterated the need for community policing during the season.
“While we celebrate, let us do so with every sense of responsibility and alertness. Nigerians should look out for their brothers, even in their celebrations and avoid taking unnecessary risks that could endanger them or their fellow countrymen. Every community must compliment the efforts of the police and other security agencies to ensure the safety of lives and property. Where there is any suspicious movement or object, do not hesitate to alert the police who are well prepared to deliver security during this season”, said the NOA boss.