- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday, June 5, visited the Office of the National Security Adviser and the National Counter Terrorism Centre
- President Tinubu was received by the incumbent NSA, Major-General Mohammed Monguno (rtd)
- Other top officials at the National Counter Terrorism Centre also received the president, who later toured the facility
The president was received by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd), and other top officials at the centre.
Why FG expanded some of the functions of the ONSA
Legit.ng reports that the centre, alongside the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), was only launched in March by former president Muhammadu Buhari.
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During its launch, Buhari said the facility would serve as his major infrastructural legacy to the Tinubu administration to coordinate national security and counterterrorism efforts effectively.
Speaking in a similar vein, Monguno stated that the dynamic nature of the global and domestic security environment necessitated the modification and expansion of some of the functions of ONSA, Premium Times reported.
On Monday, June 5, when he received President Tinubu, Monguno (rtd) showed the new leader around the National Counter Terrorism Centre.
According to the presidency, the Counter Terrorism Centre is staffed by experienced officers from government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Sources also said it houses the Joint Terrorism Analysis Branch, National Counter Terrorism Strategy, Explosive Devices Analysis Office, and the Preventing Countering Violent Extremism Unit which coordinates the implementation of Nigeria’s Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism.
Has President Tinubu appointed Nuhu Ribadu as NSA? Senator Shehu Sani speaks
Legit.ng notes that President Tinubu has not officially announced the appointment of Ridabu as his NSA.
Sani said the alleged appointment of Ribadu as NSA is commendable and claimed the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was not appointed during the administration of the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari, because he was a “Buharist.”