..’.His appointment takes immediate effect and will run for an initial term of five years’, states-
By Charles Edet
The appointment of Rear Admiral Yaminu Ehinomen Musa (rtd) as the pioneer coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), has been approved by President Muhammadu
In a statement by Femi Adesina the media aide, to the president said, the NCTC is established
in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) as the coordinating body for the harmonization of all counter-terrorism and terrorism financing efforts in Nigeria.
According to him, the centre is also charged with the coordination of counter-terrorism policies,
strategies, plans and support in the performance of the functions of the national security adviser
(NSA), as provided in the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act of 2022.
Prior to his appointment, Rear Admiral Musa had been the director of the Counter Terrorism Directorate in the Office Of The National Security Adviser (ONSA) since 2017, during which
period he was in charge of reviewing of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST), and the creation of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE), which President Buhari signed into law in 2016 and 2017
It is on record that the enigmatic retired naval officer served as Nigeria’s representative at the
Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) for the last 3 years.
The appointment, according to the statement, takes immediate effect and will run for an initial
term of five years.