In furtherance of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) national core values campaign, the NOA Director General, Garba Abari has appealed to the political class to demonstrate firm resolve to resuscitate our declining National Ethics.
Abari made the appeal at the Bauchi State Government House during an advocacy visit to the Bauchi State Governor, Barr. Mohammed Abubakar. He said while all citizens must collectively work toward reviving the National Ethics of Self-reliance, Patriotism, Religious tolerance, Dignity of labour, Discipline, Integrity and Social justice stipulated in Chapter 2, Section 23 of the 1999 Constitution, a great responsibility lies on political leaders and the entire political class in that regard.
The NOA boss stressed the need for financial and economic patriotism among politicians in this time of recession, commending the exemplary performance of the Bauchi Governor in infrastructural development across the State despite lean resources. He also expressed appreciation to the governor for his support to NOA in the State which, he said, has made the work of attitudinal reorientation easier in Bauchi State.
Governor Abubakar observed that although the present administration came to power in economic trying times, the people expect service delivery, hence; government cannot afford to keep lamenting but must evolve creative ways of tackling the challenges. He decried the poor living conditions of the physically challenged, many of whom resort to begging for survival and said his government was putting measures in place to empower them for healthy and productive living.
The governor noted that Bauchi State was working in spite of recession because of prudent management of funds, adding that the State Government was sticking to the tenets of the ruling party and the Change mantra as the secret of its performance. He therefore looked forward to the launch of the “Change Begins with Me” campaign in Bauchi State as well town hall meetings geared toward sensitizing the populace on government programmes and policies for all-inclusive participation.