Amb. Zubairu Dada, a ministerial nominee from Niger, says adequate funding and improved welfare of staff was key to effective operation of the National Orientation Agency (NOA).
Dada made the call on Thursday in Abuja when he appeared at the screening of ministerial nominees by the Senate.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that Dada served as Director of Mass Mobilisation for Self Reliance (MAMSER).
He said MAMSER succeeded because the government supported the agency with all necessary logistics.
The ministerial nominee said the staff gave their best because they were motivated.
He said Nigeria needed to resuscitate the activities of MAMSER to reach the rural people.
Dada added that the giant strides recorded in MAMSER could be replicated in NOA with proper funding.
He was later asked to take a bow given the intervention of some senators, who spoke of his glowing pedigree and performance in his previous appointments.
Fielding questions from senators, nominee from Oyo State, Mr Sunday Dare, said the fight against kidnapping, like cyber crimes, could be mitigated via the collaborative efforts of Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
He added that the fight should also involve data managing agencies, security and intelligence agencies.