By Sharon Obi
Kagarko – The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has inaugurated a Local Government Assembly in the North-West zone of the country, to educate people at the grassroots on the policies and programmes of the government.
NOA Director-General Garba Abari said at the inauguration ceremony at Kagarko Local Government Secretariat, Kaduna, that the assembly would assist the government to meet the yearnings of rural dwellers.
Abari explained that the creation of the assembly was in line with the agency’s mandate to enlighten Nigerians on the need to support the government in its efforts toward developing the country.
According to him, the assembly provides a platform for direct interaction with the people, to enable the government to know the pressing needs of rural dwellers with a view to addressing them.
Abari said that a similar assembly would soon be inaugurated in the South-West, adding that it is the best channel to achieve a better Nigeria.
Earlier, Mr Mohammed Kabir, the Chairman, Kagarko Local Government Area, commended NOA for the laudable initiative and urged the residents to sustain the relative peace in the area.
In a remark, Mohammed Usman, the Divisional Police Officer, Kagarko Police Station, also assured the residents that efforts were being made to sustain peace in the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the participants at the assembly expressed optimism that the platform would be of immense benefit to the people.
The NOA officials later paid a condolence visit to the Chief of Kagarko, Sa’ad Abubakar, who lost his wife.
The assembly is designed to communicate the activities and policies of government and elicit reactions and suggestions from people at the grassroots.