The National Orientation Agency (NOA) on May 17, 2023 organized a One-Day value reorientation Programme for Secondary school students in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The purpose of the programme was to impress on the minds of the Nigerian youth the need to imbibe the National core values as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution as amended.
The programme was attended by students from various secondary schools in the FCT, traditional leaders, religious leaders, members of the school boards and teachers. In his opening remarks, the Director-General of NOA, Dr. Garba Abari, said that the programme was aimed at inculcating in the Nigerian youth the values of patriotism, selflessness, hard work, discipline, and respect for elders.
Dr. Abari said that the Nigerian youth are the future of the country and that it is important for them to be imbued with the right values in order to build a better Nigeria. He urged the students to take the programme seriously and to make a commitment to imbibe the National core values.
The programme featured presentations from various speakers, including traditional leaders, religious leaders, and members of the school boards. The speakers spoke about the importance of the National core values and how the Nigerian youth can contribute to building a better Nigeria by imbibing these values.
The students were also given the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with the speakers. The students asked questions about the National core values and how they can be applied in their daily lives.
The One-Day value reorientation Programme was a success. The students were engaged and they learned a lot about the National core values. The programme is expected to have a positive impact on the Nigerian youth and to help them to become better citizens of Nigeria.