Nigeria Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV/AIDS (NINERELA+)
NINERELA+ is Nigeria’s affiliate of the International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV/AIDS (INERELA+) with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nigeria Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV/AIDS
(NINERELA+) is a faith based network organization that seeks to equip communities, through
right based approach, to promote issues that enable human dignity, wellbeing and
equality/equity. As an interfaith Network, our organization leverages on the faith
platform to address major issues around health, governance, livelihood, Stigma reduction,
gender and human right, research and mental health.
NINERELA+ was officially inaugurated on the 14th of October 2005 and its affairs are
being piloted by elected management board, with membership strength of over 830
religious leaders – lay and ordained women and men spread across the country.
The organization has functional chapters across the 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT,
and the National Secretariat at Abuja which is the program coordinating unit of the
organization headed by the National Coordinator and supported by the program management team.
As an interfaith organization, NINERELA+ enjoy the privilege of working with Religious
Leaders who are recognised as holding unique authorities that play a central role in
providing moral and ethical guidance in their faith communities and society at large.
NINERELA+ has a large network of trained religious leaders working as champions across
the different regions in Nigeria who are continually engaged in reaching people,
particularly the underserved populations.