The Federal Government said this was necessary in this era of insecurity, violence, kidnapping, and other forms of social vices.
Announcing the development on the occasion of the National and State Commanders meeting of the Community Support Brigade, CSB, also known as WAI, the Director-General, National Orientation Agency, NOA, Dr. Garba Abari said the President Buhari administration has declared the intention to relaunch the Brigade for better performance, as well as to bring its activities to the fore.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, had earlier disclosed that WAI will be rebranded into ‘Change Begins with Me’ (CBWM).
The program’s intention was to instill public morality, social order, civic responsibilities in Nigerians, and promote Nigerian nationalism.
Bothered by the high level of indiscipline in the country, a pro- Buhari group, Change Ambassadors of Nigeria, had in April, 2015, urged President Muhammadu Buhari (then president-elect) to re-introduce the War Against indiscipline (WAI) as soon as he is sworn in on May 29, 2015.
The group had stated that corruption can only be eliminated from the society if discipline is introduced and enforced in the system.
It would be recalled that as a military Head of State, President Buhari alongside Tunde Idiagbon launched a nationwide campaign called “War Against Indiscipline”.
The intention of the program which was launched in March, 1984 was to instill public morality, social order, civic responsibilities in Nigerians, and promote Nigerian nationalism.
Officials of WAI were then put in strategic places like the bus stops, markets and other public places for enforcement.
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