Nigerians have been urged to always accord respect to the National Flag, coat of arms and other national symbols as enshrined in the constitution of the federal republic.
The Imo State Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Vitus Ekeocha, made the call while speaking on the 2019 National Ordinance Day in Owerri.
He described the Nigerian passport and currencies as some of the vital documents that must be handled with respect since they depicted the corporate identity of the country.
Mr. Ekeocha, however, frowned at poor attitude of some Nigerians who defaced the naira or fly torn national flag in their offices, noting that disrespect to national symbols were offences punishable under the law.
Mr. Ekeocha appealed to those who were yet to register for National Identity card to do so without further delay as the measure would not only identify them as citizens but would help in shaping government policies.
He appealed to the media to complement the efforts of the NOA in reawakening the consciousness of Nigerians on the significance of the national symbols and the need to adore them.