President Muhammadu Buhari led government has re-launched the War Against Indiscipline (WAI).
Buhari’s game plan is to allow a newly formed Brigade to wage war against corruption.
The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had disclosed that WAI would be rebranded to Change Begins with Me (CBWM).
Lai said the re-launched WAI will serve as a catalyst that would “Instill public morality, social order and civic responsibilities in Nigerians.”
The brigade was unveiled yesterday in Abuja by the Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari.
According to Abari, “The ills and woes that bedeviled the nation at that time are still very much with us today.
“That is why, when the NOA was established in 1983, the WAI Brigade was automatically drafted to be part and parcel of the agency.
“Their aim was to fight against indiscipline, disorderly behavior in public and private places.
“They also fought against disobedience to traffic rules and regulations, disrespect for constituted authorities, filthy environment, bribery, corruption and other social vices.
According to him, the Buhari administration decided to re-introduce the program for better performance in the fight against indiscipline and corruption.
President Muhammadu Buhari introduced WAI when he was the military head of state.
The program from 1984 to 1985.
It was the bedrock for Buhari’s anticorruption fight.
The program also sought to make Nigerians imbibe new social tenets.
WAI gained so much popularity as Nigerians disciplined themselves to do the right thing.
The culture even continued for a while after he was ousted in 1985.
It was, however, criticized for human rights abuses.
It was said the program violated freedom, justice and equality, as the military brought its powers to bear in enforcing discipline on Nigerians.