President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons.
National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno, made the announcement yesterday after a virtual meeting of the Council of State chaired by the President. He said the Centre for the control of small arms and light weapons in Nigeria, would be domiciled in the office of the National Security Adviser, (NSA).
The establishment will also work in compliance with already laid down international standards and ECOWAS moratorium on the control of small arms and light weapons.
The NSA disclosed that President Buhari directed improved synergy and collaboration between the Armed Forces and other security agencies operating in the country. He said the President approved the procurement of more arms and ammunition to boost the fight against insurgency and other security challenges.