The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is putting measures in place to activate Community- Based Platforms for Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism across the country.
This was disclosed on Thursday 19 March, 2020 in Abuja by representative of the National Security Adviser, Mrs Aisha Garba who is the Head of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism at the Counter Terrorism Centre, during a validation meeting of the study on Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and selected states in Nigeria. The validation demonstrated the depth of commitment by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to addressing the threat of violent extremism in the country.
The Community-Based Platforms for PCVE is a priority identified by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It will involve integration of Strategic Communication into PCVE through advocacy and dialogue across the states to prevent violent extremism through partnership with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
The is part of efforts towards the implementation of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism launched in 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari. The project will further deepen the ongoing efforts at engaging communities and building resilience across the country.