NOA pledges collaboration with EFCC against corruption

The director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Lanre Issa-Onilu, has said the agency would work closely with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in its crusade against economic and financial crimes.

Issa-Onilu gave the assurance at a Two Day Stakeholders’ Retreat on re-engineering NOA programmes for more effective re-orientation of Nigerians toward addressing challenges posed by CLHEEAN.

CLHEEAN means Crime, Lawlessness, Health Facility Inaccessibility, Environmental degradation, Educational Setback and Deprivation, Abuse of all forms and Narcotics.

Issa-Onilu commended the fighting spirit of the EFCC chairman, Ola Olukoyede, against economic and financial crimes.

“NOA’s main objective is to ensure that government’s programmes and policies are well communicated for better understanding by the general public.

“Under my leadership, we at the agency will utilise our facilities, our human resources to achieve government objectives. We will act as a megaphone to take the message of the government to the expected recipients.

“The menace of internet fraud and corruption generally is a big minus to the image of the country, we shall work very closely with the EFCC to achieve results, to a very reasonable extent, because a corruption- free society is achievable,” he said.

He “we must concertedly put on our thinking caps to see how we can save the youths, we must redirect them to the right path, promote patriotism, national unity, and the development of Nigerian society.”

Speaking on the two -day retreat, he said NOA was re-evaluating its strategies for carrying out its important assignment of sensitisation, publicising and re-orienting the public.

“This overarching theme is tagged: CLHEEAN, an acronym that provides an umbrella under which the various thematic interventions of the agency will be carried out across communities in the country.” (NAN)