The House of Representatives has called for increased budgetary allocation to National Orientation Agency (NOA) to enable it perform effectively.
This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. Shina Peller (APC-Oyo) at Tuesday’s plenary.
Speaking on the motion, Peller said there was need to reinvigorate NOA for impactful discharge of its duties.
According to him, Section 4 of NOA Act also stipulates the novel objectives of the agency as social re-engineering, organisation with omnibus mandate and its core functions.
He said that since 1999, Nigeria had been bedeviled with several problems, ranging from communal clashes, religious and ethnic bigotry, terrorism, religious extremism, large scale corruption.
The lawmaker said he was concerned that NOA had failed to rise up to its responsibilities of disseminating information and re-orienting Nigerians especially at the peak of COVID–19 pandemic.