NOA urges Nigerians to Place National interest above ethnicity, religion

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The Director-General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Malam Lanre Isa-Onilu, has encouraged Nigerians to place the interests of the country above personal, ethnic, religious affiliations in their actions and decisions.

He gave this advice in a statement personally signed and issued in Abuja on Tuesday, said such would foster national unity, progress and sustainable development within the country.
He said placing the interests of Nigeria above personal, ethnic, religious, or regional affiliations was paramount to achieving a stronger and more united nation.

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According to him, time has come for every Nigerians to imbibe the culture of putting Nigeria first in all spheres of life.
“Our collective responsibility towards the growth and development of our beloved country should transcend individual ambitions or sectional interests.
“Nigeria is a tapestry woven with various ethnic groups, languages, and traditions. Embracing this diversity and promoting inclusivity are vital steps toward building a stronger and more cohesive nation.
“Respecting one another’s beliefs, cultures, and backgrounds is pivotal in our collective progress.
” National cohesion and progress can only be achieved when every citizen actively contributes to the greater good of Nigeria,” he said.
The Director-General added that that prioritising Nigeria involved fostering unity and tolerance among diverse ethnic groups as well as promoting peace and security.
According to him, prioritising Nigeria also has to do with contributing to economic growth, and supporting the nation’s educational and infrastructural development.
“This call echoes the agency’s resolve to unite Nigerians under a common goal of advancing the nation’s interests, as well as building a stronger and more prosperous Nigeria for all”.