Newsexpress place banner advert Yudala genuine products
Senior citizens throw weight behind ‘Change Begins With Me’ campaign

By News Express on 11/02/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 268


The Senior Citizens Advocacy Network of Nigeria (SCANON) has pledged to support the national re-orientation campaign of the Federal Government, tagged ‘Change Begins With Me’, as part of its contribution to attitudinal change among Nigerians.

The National Chairman of SCANON, Mallam Dalhatu Ayuba, made the pledge in Abuja on Thursday when he led a delegation of the Network on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

“It is permissible to say that no nation enjoys accelerated and sustainable development without an attitudinal change. Therefore, the ‘Change Begins With Me’ Campaign spearheaded by your ministry is fully supported by SCANON,” he said.

Mallam Ayuba said the organisation believes that for Nigeria to overcome the myriad of challenges confronting it, the citizens must avail themselves of the platform created by the ministry to complement efforts at sensitising the public against societal ills.

He disclosed that SCANON plans to embark on a national re-orientation campaign in Abuja for the pilot scheme, with visits to selected schools to talk to students on value re-orientation, saying though members of the organisation are retirees, they will continue to contribute to nation-building through volunteerism.

“Honourable Minister, we cannot talk of heritage without the elderly. We cannot talk of culture without the elderly. We cannot talk about the new breed without the old breed.
In view of this, we are compiling a compendium of SCANON professionals for easy accessibility when the need arises. Above all, our dream is to contribute to nation building where peace and justice will reign supreme,” he said.

In his remarks, the Minister commended the ideals of selfless service and volunteerism as exhibited by SCANON, saying such patriotism needs to be supported by the government.

“An NGO like this must not just be given recognition but must be given encouragement.
It must also be given the wherewithal to function and that’s why I looked forward to meeting you today. I think what you stand for, which is continued engagement of capacities in old age, is another way of saying volunteerism and this is what is lacking in Nigeria.

“Most countries thrive because of the spirit of volunteerism. America is what it is today because they have many Americans at various ages and different social circumstances, who are volunteering to assist the government,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed noted that SCANON, which has members who served in the various professions across the country, can contribute by rending community services especially in the areas of security, health care, teaching and mentoring.

The Minister enjoined the Senior Citizens to contribute to the promotion of peaceful and harmonious co-existence between Christians and Muslims and among the various ethnic groups in the country.

“You can also help government to counter the narrative which is false about this country because many of you have lived in other parts of the country, which are not your own and you know that the average Nigerian is a very accommodating person. It’s only in recent times that brothers and sisters are now at war.

“From your experiences, let these young people understand that in this country, Christians and Muslims have been living together peacefully and we cannot but accept the fact that God is His wisdom created us differently,” he said.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Ayo Adesugba, in a group photograph with members of the Senior Citizens Advocacy Network of Nigeria, who visited the Minister on a courtesy call in Abuja on Thursday.

Source News Express

Posted 11/02/2017 2:18:59 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
New theory: Missing jet with 239 people on...

Dickson hosts Fashola, seeks FG, State partnership on...

NIMET predicts sunny, hazy and cloudy weather for...

Amaechi: Rivers APC threatens to expose PDP National...

Burkina Faso freezes failed coup leaders’ assets

We’ll complete all ongoing projects, NDDC assures

Buhari nominates two new Supreme Court Justices

TUC boss rues negative impact of oil theft,...

EFCC nabs Access Bank officer for forgery and...

Pakistani envoy advises Nigeria on best way to...

Ogun APC crisis worsens, Osoba and Amosun’s deputy...

Army war dogs compound Boko Haram’s woes

 

Latest News FG releases Unity School Common Entrance Examination results Cloudy weather to persist today with chances of rain, thunderstorms Police hunt for killers of KAI official APC commends the Senate on PIB passage Nigeria, China work on prisoners’ transfer agreement NEMA moves 270 Nigerian returnees from Cameroon PIGB: Senate approves unbundling NNPC Obasanjo, Osinbajo speak on the lessons of Biafra 2 soldiers arrested for disrupting sitting of Edo Mobile Court NYSC mobilises 2,356 corps members to Delta Kogi demolishes 18 houses used by criminals Ekweremadu canvasses total removal of age requirement for political offices

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (246,414 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (222,908 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (184,707 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (165,333 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (158,332 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (138,343 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (120,820 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (118,185 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (106,197 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (102,597 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (101,275 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (95,508 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,562) Business Verdict (16) Columnists (683) Complaints & Requests (89) Enterprise & Opportunities (153) Entertainment (322) Features (444) Global Business Monitor (151) International (1,378) Interviews (122) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (54) News (24,710) Opinion (719) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,700) Religion (533) Sports (1,265) Stock Watch (18) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

Words on marble

 

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Machester United vs Ajax

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!