Catholic Schools in Ekiti to Fly National Flag
Following the submission of the National Orientation Agency, NOA the Catholic church in Ekiti yesterday ordered it’s schools to immediately hoist the national flag and recite the national anthem at the beginning of any school day.
The church similarly ordered all these institutions to replace worn out and torn flags currently flying over their premises as a mark of loyalty to the vital symbols of the nation.
Catholic bishop of Ekiti diocese Rt Reverend Dr. Ajakaye told the director general of the national orientation agency, Mr. Mike Omeri who paid him a visit yesterday in his office in Ado Ekiti that the church teaches respect for the national symbols as a way promoting national identity.
According to him, no matter individual and various inclination, all Nigerians must uphold our national identity ” because we must first be Nigerians before we become other things which we believe in, whether as Muslim, Christian, or other religions, ethnic or tribal divide.
The bishop who said government has a duty to all citizens to implement policies that promote good governance as a way galvanize patriotic instincts within the populace.
Earlier, the DG of NOA said the agency has designed programs that will promote respect for the national symbols to help achieve national cohesion, inspire national pride in the younger ones who did not withness struggle for national independence.
According to him, Nigerians national symbols are beautiful colours and renditions that were produced after careful reflection by the leaders of the country.
He said divisions within the Nigerian society are inspired by elite struggle for power and opportunity and real because the living conditions of the average man in the country remain the same across the country.
On peace and security in the country, the DG urged leaders to speak up for the cause of peace and stability saying that is the responsibility of all leaders.