President Bola Tinubu on Thursday met with the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations office of counter-terrorism (UNOCT), Vladimir Voronkov, at the State House.
The meeting is coming after Nigeria and the United Nations Office of Counter Terrororism (UNOCT) on Wednesday signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts in the country.
A statement by Zakari Mijinyawa, Head of Strategic Communications at ONSA, said the MOU was to further Nigeria’s joint efforts with the international community in combating the global menace of terrorism, which remains one of the most complex challenges to the peace, security, and stability of nations around the world.
The parties also pledged continued collaboration to identify, collect, and disseminate good practices and lessons learned, and explore new opportunities by promoting dialogue and partnership through the development of capacity-building activities.
The National Coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre, Rear Admiral YEM Musa, who represented the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, said the two Memorandums of Understanding, signal a milestone in cementing Nigeria’s partnership with UNOCT towards enhanced collective counter-terrorism efforts.
Voronkov said the MoU envisaged further cooperation in various areas, including countering terrorist travel, financing terrorism, border and maritime security, and the delivery of counter-terrorism training in Nigeria.