There have been consistent efforts by Nigeria’s government even before independence to create awareness about the government’s programmes and policies. Then came the need to have a dedicated body to manage such awareness creation, thereby leading to the formal establishment of the National Orientation Agency (NOA).
NOA, which is one of the agencies of the Ministry of Information and Culture, has its headquarters located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
NOA’s core mandate is:
To sensitise and mobilise Nigerian citizens to act in a way to promote peace
State offices of NOA
NOA is decentralised in such a way to make the dissemination of information from Abuja down to the state and local governments easier.
Below is a full list of NOA offices in all the 36 states of the federation
|Abia||49 Finbarrs Road, Behind Umuahia Township Stadium, Umuahia, Abia State.||08033042680|
|Adamawa||3rd Floor, Fed. Secretariat, Jimeta – Yola||08184425884,
|Akwa Ibom||National Orientation Agency, Federal Secretariat, Pmb 1048, Uyo||08061167121|
|Anambra||House 2, Road 3 , Abuja Estate, Opposite Government House (After Apga Headquarters Complex) Awka, Anambra State||08160355035|
|Bauchi||Bauchi State Headquarters, 3rd Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex Bauchi. Along Yakubun Bauchi Road, Bauchi||08089179707,
Nearest Bus Stop Is At Mobil Filling Station, Gidan Mai Round About, Jos Road Bauchi.
|Bayelsa||National Orientation Agency, 143, Yenogoa/Mbiama Road, Opposite Sports Complex, Ovom, Yenegoa.||08030994771,
|Benue||Federal Secretariat Complex, Block a East Wing, Jonah Jang Crescent, Pmb 102115, Makurdi, Benue||08167901399,
|Borno||Old Provincial Office, Post Office Area, Kano Road Maiduguri, Borno State||08066375178|
|Cross River||3rd Floor, Federal Secretariat, Murtala Moh’d Highway, Calabar.||08030998317|
|Delta||National Orientation Agency, Federal Secretariat Complex, Okpanam Road, Asaba||08096479824,
|Ebonyi||Unity Square Secretariat, Amagu Street, Abakaliki.||08037252966,
|Ekiti||Fayose Housing Estate, Afao Road, After Shelter View Estate, Sharing Fence With Civil Defence & National Population Commission Ado-Ekiti||08033734187|
|Enugu||Enugu State Directorate, 3a Independence Avenue, Independence Layout, Behind Roban Stores, Enugu State||08035923798|
|Edo||National Orientation Agency, 39, Boundary Road, GRA, Benin City.||08055357506|
|Gombe||National Orientation Agency, Bauchi – Yola Road, Gombe||08035996831|
|Imo||Okigwe Road secretariat, (Beside Civil Defence Headquarters) Okigwe Road, Owerri|
|Jigawa||2nf Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex, Dutse|
|kaduna||Federal Secretariat Complex, 2nd Floor, PMB 2316, Kawo, Kaduna.|
|Kano||8, Bello Kano Terrace, GRA, PMB 3484, Kano.|
|Katsina||Federal Secretariat Complex, Cabinet Office Premises, Katsina|
|Kebbi||Cabinet office premises, Emir Haruna road, PMB. 1046, Birnin Kebbi. Opposite ministry of local government & chieftancy affairs, nearest bus stop, central motor park, Birnin Kebbi|
|Kogi||Kabba – Okene Road, opp. Unity Bank, Lokoja|
|Kwara||Room 442, Fourth Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex, Fate Road, Ilorin|
|Lagos||Urban Renewal Authority Compound, Urban Renewal Board, Off Oba Akinjobi Way Near The Old Passport Office GRA Ikeja, Lagos State|
|Nasarawa||opposite Ministry of Works, Jos Road, Lafia.|
|Niger||Opp. Minna Club, Lafi Kwali Rd. off IBB Road, Minna, Minna.|
|Ogun||4th Parastatal’s Building, Okemosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State (Opposite Federal Secretariat)|
|Ondo||3rd Floor, Fed. Sec. Complex, Igbatoro Rd, Akure|
|Osun||Beside FRSC State Command office, Zone 11 Area, Abere, Osogbo.|
|Oyo||Biladu Street, Near Govt. House, Agodi, Ibadan.|
|Plateau||BEPCO Building, Min. of Justice, State Secretariat, Jos.|
|Rivers||No 11 Elekahia Road, Elekahia Town Hall premises, besides Elekahia Modern Primary School. River state|
|Sokoto||Commissioners Quarters, off Sama Road, Sokoto State.|
|Taraba||TSBS Complex, Behind State Secretariat Complex Jalingo|
|Yobe||Fed Sec Building Gashua Road Damaturu|
|Zamfara||Gidan Sule Zurmi, opp. Janyau Daula Hotel, Gusau, Zamfara State|
|FCT, Abuja||Block B, Fed Secretariat Complex, Area 1, Garki Abuja||Headquarters|
In one of our articles, we analyse the roles of NOA into 15 key areas, But beyond sensitising Nigerians about government policies and programmes, NOA also supports government agencies and ministries when the need arises.
For instance, NOA supported the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs during the recruitment of N-Power beneficiaries, and applicants were instructed to visit NOA offices in their state.