NOA Ready to Collaborate, as CCB Urges Public Servants to Avoid Shape Practices

Mr Sunday Ade and Dr Okechukwu
The State Director National Orientation Agency (NOA), Abia State Dr.Ngozi Okechukwu says her agency is willing to partner with relevant government ministries and  agencies to communicate government programmes  and policies to the masses.
Dr. Okechukwu said this is inline with the mission and vision of the National Orientation Agency as a responsible government organ whose role it is to ensure that government programmes and policies are better understood by the general public and also to generate favourable public opinion for such programme and policies.
The NOA Director made the assurance in Umuahia when the State Director Code of Conduct Bureau, Abia State, Mr Sunday Ade paid her a courtesy visit  in her office. She affirmed that NOA is  commited at all level to develop a Nigerian society that is orderly, responsible and disciplined,where citizens demonstrate core values of honesty, hardwork and patriotism.
The NOA Boss added that the Agency has a widespread structure which the Code of Conduct Bureau can leverage on to reach to the people at the rural communities and to communicate any  programme or policies of the government. Dr Okechukwu noted that any policies that the people do not understand is useless and stressed the importance of strengthening the synergy between NOA  and Code of Conduct Bureau as a means of sensitising the public servants of the roles of the Bureau. 
Earlier the State Director of Code of Conduct Bureau, Abia State Mr  Sunday Ade said corruption is the greatest challenge facing the nation today.
 According to Mr Ade, corruption should not  be swept under the carpet, stressing that people should not be allowed to steal before they are prosecuted rather the people should be properly sensitised to know that corruption is evil which should be wiped out of the country.
Mr Ade disclosed that they came to NOA to seek ways of collaboration on how to inform the public about the activities of the Bureau and added that the mandate of the Code of Conduct Bureau covers  only the public servant whose salaries are drawn from the federation account.
He reiterated that the Bureau had the power to intervene in areas of the public service welfare, where there are conflict of interest, abuse of power of office, officers with foreign account, collection of bribe and others. Mr Sunday Ade therefore, encouraged civil  servants  to file their  complains to the  Bureau when they feel short changed or suppressd for a redress.

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