Old Peoples Homes are not common in Nigeria because we attach a high level of respect for the lessons we are privileged to learn from our elders.

The Director-General of the NOA Dr Garba Abari, believes that the care for the elderly in the society should be a national concern.

Members of Coalition of Societies for Rights of Older Persons (COSROPIN) visited the NOA headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.

Abari said that the coalition of different organisations would provide a stronger voice for the domestication of the bill and also facilitate advocacy and sensitisation to the grassroots.

“I urge all stakeholders across private and public organisations to contribute their quota towards improving the lot of the elderly in our society.”

The NOA boss pledged the commitment of the agency to the cause, saying it would deploy all the messaging platforms to promote the bill.

Abari said that the NOA would work with the coalition on the laudable initiative in line with national service.

Earlier, Senator Eze Ajoku, the President, COSROPIN, said the coalition was formed to address issues affecting the elderly, while protecting their well-being, dignity and welfare.

“We want NOA to add a stronger voice to this course by taking the message to all nooks and crannies of the country,” Ajoku said.

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