Key into govt policies, NOA tasks Nigerians
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Nigerians have been charged to have a better understanding of government policies and implementation for the growth of the country.
The state Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Osun state, Mrs Yomi Olasinde gave the charge at a public enlightenment programme on Federal Government Policies, Programmes and Activities in Osogbo.
Olasinde said the agency would galvanize the support of people of the state towards the implementation of programmes and policies as well as activities of the government.
She urged people to always design programmes and projects that are key to economic transformation of their communities.
She said, the agency would continue to interface between the government and people so as to provide platform for feedback mechanism to give government better understanding of the yearnings and aspirations of the people.
While stressing the need for people to key into government programmes, she noted that understanding government’s policies would go a long way in reducing rumour mongering, insinuations and wrong notions about government’s plans and policies.
Describing the need to educate the people on government’s policies as one of the fundamental roles of the agency, Director of the NOA said there can be misplacement of priority in the implementation of some programmes due to lack of communication.
According to her,” a community may prefer to have health facilities put in place for them plus the construction of an access road at a point in time rather than having a post office or project that is not beneficial, which government may actually want to provide for them.
“It would now be a case of lack of communication and wrong priorities.’
She therefore, urged the participants to help further enlighten people far and wide on the better understanding of the policies and activities of government.