In a comprehensive effort to address the myriad societal challenges stemming from negative attitudes in Nigeria, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has strategically devised programs aimed at tackling identified issues at all levels of society. These programs, designed for effectiveness, will be implemented through collaborative efforts involving the NOA, other MDAs, the private sector, and relevant non-governmental organizations. To kickstart this initiative, the NOA recently organized a two-day retreat that brought together stakeholders for the development of concepts and strategies guiding the implementation of the agency’s programs in the future.

Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), addressing the attendees during the retreat.

In his address during the official launch of the Partners Retreat, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), extended a warm welcome to the participants. He emphasized the importance of re-examining strategies to meet the expectations of the Nigerian government and its citizens.

Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), responding to the press crew after the retreat.

Highlighting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s commitment to reshaping attitudes, the Director General underscored the significance of the retreat in developing new approaches and citizen-based plans. He introduced the CLHEEAN project, encompassing Crime and Lawlessness, Health and Hygiene, Environment, Education, Abuse, and Narcotics, as a strategic initiative for engaging with government institutions, development partners, and civil society organizations.

The Director General stressed the essential role of stakeholders and partners in contributing their expertise to the success of the CLHEEAN strategy, emphasizing the need for citizens’ support in achieving government objectives. He further discussed the Renewed Hope Agenda, highlighting the forthcoming National Lifestyle Charter as a social contract between the government and citizens, expressing gratitude to participants for their collaboration and input into the CLHEEAN project, and wishing them a productive deliberation.


The retreat had two primary objectives:

  1. To foster synergy with stakeholders for information sharing, planning, and resource mobilization, facilitating the re-engineering of NOA programs.
  2. To develop strategies for the effective implementation of NOA programs, ensuring a more impactful reorientation of the society.

CLHEEAN Project Objective:

Emerging as a transformative initiative, the Crime, Lawlessness, Health, Education, Environment, Abuse, and Support programs and Narcotics (CLHEEAN) campaign project responds to pressing community needs across Nigeria. This project, a core focus of NOA, aims to address community-specific challenges through profiling and understanding. By collaborating closely with local partners and international agencies, CLHEEAN seeks to initiate impactful solutions, starting with the cleansing of communities from identified issues. Under the unified banner of CLHEEAN, this endeavor is poised to bring positive and lasting change to communities nationwide.

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