“My administration is open, ready and longing to partner with National Orientation Agency (NOA) in the area of sensitization, mobilization and enforcement because the Agency is well suited and positioned for it.” This was the comment of the Executive Chairman of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, Honourable Jelili Sulaimon, when the management team of the National Orientation Agency led by the Director, Mr. Waheed Ishola paid an advocacy visit to the Local Government on Wednesday 28th March, 2018.
The Chairman who apologized for the lateness in scheduling the meeting, prayed for the team and commended the activities of the Agency in the Local Government Area. He noted with excitement the need to have a synergy with the Agency in implementing some of his programmes, especially, enforcement and sensitization on revenue collections. He noted that his administration would continue to back and support the National Orientation Agency (NOA), towards carrying out its programmes and activities especially the on-going Continuous Voters’ Registration Exercise. Hon. Jelili Sulaimon urged the Agency to assist in stemming the tension generated by negative use of social media and to appeal to INEC to look into the issue of decentralising the two registration points in the Local government area, because of its very high demographic index.
Earlier in his remarks, the NOA State Director, Mr. Waheed Ishola, commended the management of the Local Government for the achievements made so far as they celebrate their first 200 days in office and the conducive working environment. The Director stressed NOA’s preparedness to assist the local government in propagating its programmes and activites in the grassroot area now that the government has mandated the Agency to go into massive electoral sensitization campaign and ensuring that citizens are registered, take possession of their Permanent Voter’s Card and vote correctly in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections. On the request for an office apartment for the Agency’s staff, the Chairman gave an immediate executive order for allocation of office space.
In attendance were: (NOA) The Director, Mr. Waheed Ishola; Deputy Director, Planning, Research and Strategy, Mr. John Emah; Deputy Director, Programmes, Mr. Rapheal Bowoto; Deputy Director, Human Resources, Mrs. Aderonke Jacobs and Chief Orientation and Mobilization Officer, Mr. Sunday Aimiuwu; Leader of the House, Hon. Ahmed Obadina; Secretary to the Local Government, Hon. Dare Fakoya; Deputy Leader, Hon. Mojisola Adeyemi Ayeni; Super for Agric., Hon. Adelumola Okubule; Procurement Officer, Mr. Jimoh Ogunjimi amongst others.