One of Nigeria’s enduring values is respect and support for the elderly people which is why the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the National Senior Citizen Centre (NSCC) are partnering to articulate care support for senior citizens in Nigeria.

The Director General, National Orientation Agency, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said this today at a meeting with officials of the National Senior Citizen Centre led by Dr. Emem Omokaro, the Director General NSCC.

The DG NOA said there is an urgent need to address the pressing needs of senior citizens across Nigeria especially as a response to the significant challenges faced by older persons, including poverty, negative stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination, which often lead to their exclusion from development programs and instances of abuse.

Mallam Issa Onilu spoke of the ongoing reforms in NOA saying
“We are actively pursuing reforms to better serve agencies like NSCC and mobilize Nigerians for meaningful causes”

Dr. Emem Omokaro DG of NSCC, emphasized the urgent need to address these challenges and ensure the well-being of senior citizens.

In her words: “The vision of NSCC is to create a society where older people have the rights to be secured”

Dr. Omokaro underscored the importance of providing support and care for Nigeria’s elderly population.

Paul Odenyi
Deputy Director Press

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