Avoid provocative statements that can heat up polity,Ogun NOA boss tells Nigerians - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, September 24, 2021

Avoid provocative statements that can heat up polity,Ogun NOA boss tells Nigerians

By Sam Peters

*Mr Kolawole Obadina,Ogun NOA boss

The Ogun State Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Kolawole Obadina has called on all citizens including the security agencies against the use of inflammatory and provocative statements capable of heating up the polity and plunge the country into unwarranted crisis. 
  Obadina made this remark while delivering a paper at a two-day retreat organized by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ogun State Command for its Divisional Officers with the theme "Enhancing Professionalism Through Capacity Building" held at the Federal Secretariat Conference Room, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta. 

 Speaking on the topic "Diplomacy in the Contemporary Society", the NOA State Director charged the Divisional Officers to be diplomatic in performing their functiins as security personel commissioned to be civil and humane.

He commended the NSCDC for organizing the retreat and inviting NOA to speak on such important topic. 

He expressed the desire of the Agency to continue to partner with NSCDC to further strengthen the existing relationship for a better Nigeria. 

He charged them to embrace the use of diplomacy more often than force while interacting with the civil society as well as other sister agencies stressing that it is capable of solving disputes without rancour and resentment. 

 According to the NOA boss," the use of Diplomacy is capable of enhancing intelligence gathering ability of the organization for better performance of its functions."

Speaking further, he said the use of Diplomacy will bring about increase in trust among their colleagues and sister Security Agencies .

He counsel them to build credibility and respect through their words and actions; speak confidently, diplomatically and tactfully in difficult situations and display high level of experience while performing their duties.

Obadina urged the officers to build rapport and strengthen good relationship among colleagues devoid of provocation and as well avoid emotional influences while carrying out their duties.

 The NOA boss said in ensuring the above, the officers must embrace the National Core Values of Discipline, Integrity, Patriotism, Hardwork, Religious Tolerance, Dignity of labour and Self Reliance and internalize the values so as to be above board in their dealings with the public.

 He called on the officers to display high level of maturity, tact, decorum and diplomacy in handling issues at this time our country is going through various challenges. 

 Obadina stressed that NOA will continue to engage all citizens at different segments of the society for positive attitudinal change and the right mindset to move the country to greatness. 

He urged the citizens to exhibit the change they wish to see in others by doing the right thing for Nigeria to achieve greatness. 

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