President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa as the pioneer Coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre, NCTC.
The president’s spokesman Femi Adesina confirmed this in a statement in Abuja.
The NCTC is established in the Office of the National Security Adviser, as the coordinating body for the harmonization of all counter terrorism and terrorism financing efforts in the country.
NCTC is equally 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 2022.
Before his appointment, Musa had been the Director of the Counter Terrorism Directorate in the ONSA since 2017.
He was responsible for the review of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy, and the creation of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism.