By Aisha Gambo
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Thursday urged Nigerian students to exhibit love for the nation by upholding the value of integrity in their pursuits for knowledge and daily lives.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Ibrahim Sulaiman, the NOA Public Relations Officer in Kaduna.
The statement said the Kaduna state Zonal Director, Alhaji Zubair Galadima-Soba addressed the students during a ceremony to honour the winners of the integrity club competition organised by the agency.
“The love for the nation is very important for national development and that is why the NOA came up with the “fall in love with Nigeria” campaign to sensitise citizens to imbibe patriotism.
“That is why we established integrity clubs in secondary schools to instill the good values of honesty, integrity, unity and patriotism among others in our youth,” he said.
The director congratulated Habek international School for emerging winners of the integrity clubs’ maiden competition out of the 12 schools that participated in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that part of the requirements for the competition was for schools to create a one-minute video on the topic “My role in making a Nigeria of my dream”.
The state director presented a certificate of excellence and a trophy to the president of the integrity club in the school, Mr Mendoz Haruna.
Similarly, Mr Godwin Basheru, a public enlightenment and education officer, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), stated that the practice of integrity by the youth would bring national development.
He urged the students to be steadfast and resilient in upholding the values of integrity, honesty, fairness and Justice in their day-to-day dealings.
The principal of the school, Mrs Charity Omolugo, expressed joy for nurturing the winners of the competition saying she was proud of her students.(NAN)