January 27, 2023

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Buhari appoints pioneer Coordinator for Nationwide Counter Terrorism Centre


President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the appointment of Rear Admiral Yaminu Ehinomen Musa (retired) because the pioneer Coordinator of the Nationwide Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). 

The NCTC is established within the Workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser (ONSA) because the coordinating physique for the harmonization of all counter terrorism and terrorism financing efforts within the nation. 

The NCTC is equally charged with the coordination of counter terrorism insurance policies, methods, plans and assist within the efficiency of the capabilities of the Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA), as offered within the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act 2022. 

Earlier than his appointment, Rear Admiral Musa had been the Director of the Counter Terrorism Directorate within the ONSA since 2017.

He was accountable for the assessment of the Nationwide Counter Terrorism Technique (NACTEST), and the creation of the Coverage Framework and Nationwide Motion Plan for Stopping and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE), which President Buhari signed into regulation in 2016  and 2017 respectively. 

The retired Naval senior officer served because the Nigerian consultant on the International Counterterrorism Discussion board (GCTF) for the final three years. 

His appointment takes instant impact and would run for an preliminary time period of 5 years, Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina mentioned in a press release in Abuja.

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