The National Orientation Agency (NOA), has selected the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), as one of the institutions where the Integrity Club, one of it’s youth-centred programmes, would be established.
The Abia State Director of the Agency, Ngozi Okechukwu, made this cheering news when her team paid a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe.
The Abia Director, who was accompanied on the visit by some top officials of the Agency, stated that the Integrity Club was established in line with the National Ethics and Integrity Policy of the Federal Government, which aims to upscale compliance with national ethics and observance of integrity among Nigerians.
According to Okechukwu, the Integrity Club would help teach the Nigerian youths the virtues of national ethics and enlist them as vanguards of anti-corruption.
Speaking further, she noted that the National Orientation Agency, has kick-started a Campus Focus programme, which would tackle the myriads of vices existing in tertiary institutions in the country.
According to the Abia State Director, the Youth Bulge in Nigeria, is a time bomb waiting to explode, a situation which underscores the need for the different approaches adopted by the Federal Government to steer the youths to the path of productivity and national development.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, thanked the visitors for coming, describing the efforts of the National Orientation Agency as crucial in addressing the social vices that have bedeviled the country presently.
The Vice Chancellor stated that the youth-centred initiatives are vital, due to the Nigerian youth’s status as a resourceful segment of the country’s population, assuring the agency that it would get all the support it needs to facilitate it’s programmes in the University.