Ebonyi: NOA, Traditional Rulers, Religious Leader synergize In Campaign To Support Petroleum Subsidy Removal


Moses Peter, Abakaliki

The National Orientation Agency in collaboration with Traditional Rulers in Ebonyi State Southeast Nigeria has sensitized the people of Igbudu Community in Ikwo Local Government Area of the State.

The State Coordinator of NOA, Elder Mathew Odonor led the Campaign team to the Royal Palace of Kingdom, at Igbudu.

The State Coordinator sought for the cooperation of the His Royal Majesty, Eze Samuel Okpata to disseminate the information.

The Traditional Rural in support of over 19 cabinet members, who was represented by His Traditional Primary Minister, Mr Dominic Nwuruku promised to spread thel information.

The National Orientation Agency also extended their campaign to the Methodist church Cathedral in the State.

NOA paid advocacy visit to the Bishop of the Methodist , Very Reverend Lawson Elom at the Cathedral in Abakaliki the State Capital.

Odonor said “Subsidy removal reduces the growing and unsustainable budget deficit and consequently, the debt burden thereby creating a more robust economic and sustainable future “

“Subsidy removal will free up public funds for more meaningful infrastructure and developmental programmes that stimulate industrialization, create jobs, economic growth and social prosperity. Massive creation of jobs for Nigerians”, He added.

Also during the visit, the Deputy Director in garage of programs, Mr Anthony Uguru and the Deputy Director in charge of Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr Theophilus Nwokpor further urged the Bishop to carry the campaign to his various parishes across the State.

National Youth Volunteer Service Program

The Deputy Director Program, Mr Anthony Uguru said the National Youth Volunteer Service Programme is designed to promote the spirit and culture of Volunteerism and Community among the Nigerian Youth (18 to 40yrs)

National Youth Volunteer Service Programme ( NYVDP) provides a platform for youths to develop a sense of citizenship, patriotism, lifelong learning, and critical
social skills that support their personal development and growth.

“The NYVP is designed to coordinate volunteer activities in the country and seeks to develop active citizens, foster national cohesion, and create opportunities for skills development among young people”

Volunteerism is about sharing resources and working for the common good. It’s about helping others and improving the world.

Volunteerism bridge divides by bringing people together: connecting individuals and organizations to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.

Volunteers play an important role in community building and uplifting the well-being of Nigerians and all who live here.

“Volunteerism is a game changer. The youth are development assets. The Nigerian Youth Volunteers development program is poised to harness the demographic resources of the youths to build a nation encompassed with love”. He said.

Program Objectives

Create positive engagement opportunities for the teaming population of idle and redundant young people across communities,

Reduce the prevailing escalating rate of youth unemployment as well as the attendant social and security challenges that they constitute.

Enrolled volunteers will serve in institutions/ establishments making a difference in communities across Nigeria. Hence, it’s an incentive based Volunteerism.

Soon some registered members of NYV will undergo Digital Identity Registration Training at NIMC registration centers (15,000 across the country).

Program Schedule

He added that all is set for take off as online link to access the registration form is available in NOA offices for easy dissemination.

Registration Link :


Program Target:
5,000 participants per State.

Reacting, the Methodist Bishop, Lawson Elom promised to disseminate the information.

However, Elom condemned the sudden pronouncement of the subsidy removal and the Swift implementation.

He added that members of the public would have been gradually sensitized before the sudden removal.

The Traditional Rural of Igbudu Community in Ikwo Local Government Area, Eze Samuel Okpata and his over 20 cabinet members agreed to disseminate the information to the members of their Communities.

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