By Abdulaziz Ibrahim Hassan
Citizens have been called upon to join hands with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in ensuring full compliance with the National Core Values for peace, Security, and National development.
This call was made known by the Gombe State Director of Agency, Adaline Waye Patari during a one-day re-orientation on National Core Values For Secondary Schools held at the Conference Hall of the Federal Secretariat, Gombe.
According to Mrs Adaline Waye Patari, the significance of Core Values in national Unity and growth can not be over-emphasized, hence the need for people to join hands with them in sensitizing the public to imbibe the culture of patriotism, Discipline, the integrity of labour, self-reliance, social justice, and religious tolerance as enshrined in chapter two of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
The Director used the avenue to call on Youth particularly the students to abide by the Core Values to facilitate peace, unity, and betterment of the nation.
In their separate remarks, the Secretary-General, Jama’atul Nasrul Islam Gombe State, Alh. Saleh Danburam and the state Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Alh. Yaya Hammari attributed the increase in social vices such as drug abuse, and violence among others to free access to social media sites, therefore charging society to return to the path of their various beliefs as all the major religions enjoyed people being trustworthy and abstaining from deviant behaviours.
In his speech, the commissioner of police, Gombe State Command, Oqua Etim who was represented by SP Marry Obet Mallum urged the students who attended the re-orientation program to be of good character and abide by the law and order to achieve a bright future.
The students were drawn from different secondary schools in Gombe state to be ambassadors and convey the messages to the rest of the community.