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WAI to be re-launched for civil intelligence – NOA

THE National Orientation Agency (NOA) said it was working to strengthen the War Against Indiscipline (WAI) Brigade for enhanced civil intelligence gathering and toward evolving an orderly and secured society in line with the change mantra of the present administration.

Director General of NOA, Garba Abari, while speaking in Abuja on the planned re-launch, said that in the era of insecurity, violence and other forms of social vices, the role of the WAI Brigade in civil intelligence gathering cannot be overemphasised.

He stated that government believed that WAI Brigade members across the country should be encouraged to redouble their vigilance in the local governments, the wards and their various villages in order to contribute their quota towards building a secure society.

Abari insisted that with the ills and woes that bedevilled the country, there was need for the Brigade to help in the fight against social vices.

Also speaking, the WAI Brigade National Commander, Mustapha Muhammad, commended the agency’s commitment to the change mantra of the present administration and called on members to sustain the tempo of responsibility despite non-funding from the government for over three decades.

He called on the Federal Government to officially recognise and gazette the Brigade.

The commander urged NOA to work out modalities for the recognition of the WAI Brigade for greater efficiency.