Tinubu makes new appointments in NSA’s office

President Bola Tinubu Greenlights Appointment of New Coordinators for National Counter-Terrorism Centre and National Centre for Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons

In an official statement released by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Tuesday in Abuja, it was announced that President Bola Tinubu has sanctioned the appointment of new Coordinators for the National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW).

Maj.-Gen. Adamu Garba Laka has been appointed as the new Coordinator for the NCTC, while retired DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo assumes the role for the NCCSALW, both under the Office of the National Security Adviser.

According to Mr. Ngelale, Maj.-Gen. Laka brings with him a wealth of experience, particularly from his service in various capacities in the North-East, where he employed strategic measures to combat terrorist groups. He holds Master’s Degrees in National Security from the National Defence University, Pakistan, and in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy.

Mr. Ngelale further stated that Johnson Babatunde Kokumo is a highly skilled law enforcement professional with over three decades of experience in crime prevention, management, analysis, and control. Kokumo previously served as the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja, from 2022 to 2023.

The President expressed confidence that the new appointees would leverage their extensive backgrounds to effectively address security challenges by employing preemptive, proactive, and diligent coordination strategies.

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