The War Against Indiscipline (WAI) Brigade of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) will lead the Agency’s attitudinal change campaign in local communities, according to NOA Director General, Dr. Garba Abari.
The Director General said this while flagging off the 2017 camp and orientation for volunteers of the Brigade holding in Paiko, Niger State.
WAI Brigade was established by law thirty three years ago as the volunteer arm of the NOA with the mandate to ensure discipline and order in communities where they reside. The Director General also allayed the fear that the proposed reform of the organization would lead to enforcement of community order through force and brutality, saying the reform will empower the organization to persuasively establish discipline in the communities. He said the volunteers would use established structures, including traditional rulers and community associations, to ensure proper conduct in our society.
The Director General urged the Brigade to increase its cooperation with security agencies, especially in information gathering in communities where insurgency, kidnapping and armed robbery thrive. He also urged them to seek support from private sector entrepreneurs in the execution of specific projects in communities.
On the current agitations for restructuring of the country, the DG assured them that “Nigeria will not break. We are stronger and more prosperous when we are together. Nigeria is a plural society comprising so many ethnic groups. Nigeria is a country of colours and in it lies our beauty”, he said.
The camping was attended by volunteers from 32 States.