Buhari Appoints Admiral Yaminu as Coordinator of NCTC
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rear Admiral Yaminu Ehinomen Musa (rtd) as the pioneer Coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). The NCTC is founded in the Office of the National Security Adviser as the coordinating body for the harmonization of all counter-terrorism and terrorism financing actions in Nigeria.
The NCTC is also indicted with the coordination of counter-terrorism policies, strategies, plans, and support in the performance of the roles of the National Security Adviser, as provided in the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act 2022.
This was revealed in a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President, on Tuesday, August, 16,2022.
Before his appointment, Musa had been the Director of the Counter Terrorism Directorate in the ONSA since 2017.
He was accountable for the review 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, respectively.
Moreover, the retired Naval senior officer served as the Nigerian representative at the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) for the last three years.
His appointment is to take effect immediately and to run for an initial term of 5 years.