FG To Set Up N2.4bn Rehab Centre For Repentant Terrorists

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Federal Government of Nigeria is proposing to set up a rehab center for Boko Haram and other Terrorists that already gave up their cause.

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The Federal Government is thinking on creating centers for remorseful terrorist organizations.

Rear Admiral Yem Musa (retired), the coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre, explained the NCTC’s plans to establish two Disarmament, Deradicalization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Centers for remorseful terrorists to the House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence.

He said that it is a component of the NCTC’s 2023 capital projects.

The centers will receive N2, 400,000,000 of the projected N3, 839,160,000 in capital expenditures for the following year.

On November 17, 2022, the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retired), appeared before the committee with the leaders of the intelligence community to defend each of their individual 2023 budget plans.

Musa bemoaned the fact that the NCTC, which is just a few months old, has struggled to raise enough money to carry out the objectives for which it was founded.

“Since its formation, efforts have been undertaken toward the building up and operationalization of the center,” the NCTC presentation to the committee said in part.

Due to the center’s lack of funds since its establishment at the beginning of this year and the fact that no cash was provided for in the budget for this year, these efforts have not been simple.

“For this reason, this first budget is essential to the center’s successful launch and operationalization in order to fulfill its primary goal.”

The planned personnel cost for 2023, according to Musa, was N1,864,889,169, but the Budget Office of the Federation revised it down to N997,152,292.25, which he said was “insufficient for the Center considering its proposed employee strength.”

The NCTC coordinator begged the committee to take into account and accept the initial amount submitted by the center.

Despite the NCTC’s proposal to provide N3, 839,160,000 to its capital projects, only N428, 860,000 was ultimately approved.

“Facilitate the appropriation of (a) the sum of N1,864,889,169.00 only as personnel cost for the Year 2023; (b) the sum of N5,860,610,050.00 only as overhead cost for the Year 2023; and (c) the sum of N3,839,160,000.00 only for the Year 2023 capital expenditure,” the NCTC coordinator pleaded with the committee.

AdeyemiUrban

Nigerian Analytic Journalist, Tech Enthusiast, Food Business Owner, Learner, Giver, Teacher

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