The National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held the second Operation Project Team (OPT) Meeting on Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 for the purpose of reviewing and validating the Disengagement, Disassociation, Reintegration, and Reconciliation (DDRR) National Action Plan.

At the event were representatives from Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, officials from   Borno, Adamawa, Yobe States (BAY States), Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and IOM who make up Members of the Steering Committee of the Operation Project Team.

Group Photograph of Participants at the OPT Meeting at NCTC

Group Photograph of Participants at the OPT Meeting at NCTC

In his opening remarks the National Coordinator, National Counter- Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Rear Admiral YEM Musa (rtd) commended the IOM for  its outstanding collaboration  with the Office of the National Security Adviser in strengthening  the implementation of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan  for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and the DDRR National Action Plan as evident in its numerous collaborations and interventions in achieving great strides  towards successful implementation of the policy documents.

The National Coordinator, also commended the members of the Steering Committee of the Operation Project Team for their resolute commitment to be part of the national assignment. He enjoined the members to make concrete contributions that would lead to production of document worthy of endorsement to address DDRR challenges especially in the BAY States.

The IOM DDRR Project Manager, Juliana Betancourt in her welcome remarks, expressed her appreciation to ONSA for opening its door to accept and host IOM. She hoped many activities would hold at the NCTC Complex.

The OPT Steering Committee is responsible for coordination, monitoring and evaluation, problem solving and reporting. In collaboration with IOM, ONSA has identified 5 outcomes of the DDRR Action plan as key areas of interests where technical support will be provided to state governments for successful implementation of the process.

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