Abuja - The Director-General of the National
Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri, has welcomed the ongoing anti-corruption
campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Speaking at a just-concluded eighth Annual Forum of
Laureates of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), he described the
crusade as a “cultural re-awakening.”
“The cultural re-awakening will minimize the level of
moral decadence in the society as well as enhance the change agenda of the
present administration,” he said while presenting a paper on Traditional
African Culture and Issues of Corruption.
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“To successfully address the problem of corruption in
Nigeria, a programme of cultural re-awakening is imperative,” said Omeri.
Omeri said that the campaign would help return Nigeria to
its age long traditional values and also mobilize citizens to embrace the
change necessary for national development.
“It is noteworthy that corruption was a major campaign
issue during the presidential election of 2015. In fact, it is unarguable that
President Buhari secured the overwhelming support of the electorates because of
the mantra of change which formed his campaign slogan,” said Omeri.
“It is, therefore, justifiable that his administration is
overtly committed to the process of bringing about required change that will
move Nigeria to greatness.”
Omeri said his agency had since embarked on a
comprehensive social re-engineering campaign with the title, “Do the Right
Thing: Transform Nigeria.”
It is a call to Nigerians to join hands to make Nigeria a
corrupt free nation by building on the path of stability, growth and
- CAJ News