By O’star Eze
Barrister Charles Nwoji, Anambra State Director, National Orientation Agency has charged Nigerian students to learn how to pool their strengths together towards patriotic activities while ensuring they maintain synergy with the school authority.
Nwoji, who spoke while playing host to the newly installed members of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Students Union Government who were in his office on a courtesy call, recalled the role Nigerian Students played in the nation’s strive for independence, insisting that the fate of any nation lies heavily on the educated, especially students of tertiary institutions.
He said that the students formed formidable pressure groups that compelled colonialists to succumb to the demands for independence and advised the students to guard against any negative move that could endanger the harmony of their union.
He advised the executive members to handle issues with wisdom and ensure they cooperate with the school authority, reminding them that the agency is committed to promoting synergy with the school for the development of the state.
The NOA director also disclosed the agency’s plans to launch its campus focus programme in the tertiary institutions across the state aimed at facilitating harmony between the students and schools authorities.
Earlier in his remark, the NAU SUG president, Comrade Ikenna
Igwebuike said that the new executive understood the vital role the NOA plays in the society and that was why they made his office one of their first ports of call.
“We thought it wise and of utmost importance to call on the director and intimate him on the new Students Union Government in the university,” he said.
Comrade Wilson Abiaka, the SUG chief of staff, said that the union has fashioned out a lot of programmes that would be of benefit to the students and the entire university community. He also pointed out that the union will not hesitate in “seeking the advise of the leadership of the agency in the execution of the said programmes.”
On his part, Sir Joseph Uchendu, deputy director of programmes, NOA, pledged the agency’s unalloyed support for the new SUG and asked them to key into the counter-terrorism and fight against drug and substance abuse by the federal government which he said would be launched in the university community and elsewhere in the state.