In the quest for collaboration towards the re-orientation, sensitizing and mobilization of the citizens against the get-rich-quick-syndrome of travelling to Europe through the deserts and water ways by our youths, members of International Organization for Migration (IOM) Lagos, led by Marshall Patsanzu, the Media and Communication Officer, paid an advocacy visit to the State Headquarters of National Orientation Agency (NOA) in lkeja, Lagos State on Wednesday the 3rd of October, 2018.
Speaking on behalf of the team, the Communication Officer, IOM, Miss. Adaora Okoli said that the visit was primarily to seek for advocacy and partnership with NOA in carrying out series of programmes towards Youth behavioural Change and Anti-social vices especially the illegal immigrants travel through the deserts. She revealed that with the number of deaths and child slavery been recorded daily, the need to carry out an aggressive and massive re-orientation campaign of our people informed the visit. She further emphasized, that with the various platforms, particularly the Theater for Development (TFD) and human resources, the need to collaborate with National Orientation Agency (NOA) to carry out the assignment cannot be overlooked.
Welcoming the visitors, the Director National Orientation Agency (NOA) Lagos Director, Mr. Waheed Ishola thanked the team for their visit and recognition. He used the occasion to brief the team on possible areas of collaboration since NOA has wealth of experience working with other donor agencies like UNICEF. The Director promised to partner and work with the group outside funding, once approval is gotten for the Corporate Headquarters in Abuja.
High-point of the event was the exchange of information and educational materials of the two organizations.