The new National Security Adviser (NSA), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, on Tuesday 27 June, 2023, paid a familiarisation visit to the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC), Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
It would be recalled that Malam Ribadu officially took over from the immediate past NSA, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) on Monday 26 June, 2023, following the former’s appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
While addressing the staff of the Centre, the NSA noted that the visit was an opportunity to see things for himself and that he was impressed by the structures already in place to fight terrorism and terrorism financing in Nigeria. “You have a partner to work with,” he assured.
Malam Ribadu pledged a regular interaction with the officers and men of the Centre for effective service delivery to Nigerians. “I’m here to work,” the NSA stressed.
The NSA was conducted round the NCTC facilities by the National Coordinator, Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa (rtd), who had earlier briefed him on the historical background for the establishment, functions, as well as the activities of the National Counter Terrorism Centre.