The bill was sponsored by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Intelligence and National Security , Buba Shehu.
Retired Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa, the Coordinator, National Counter-Terrorism Centre in the Office of the National Security Adviser, says proceeds of kidnapping are being used to partly finance terrorism.
The commitment was disclosed during a courtesy visit by the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye to the National Coordinator of NCTC-ONSA, retired, Rear Adm. Yaminu Musa, Wednesday in Abuja.
The Head, Strategic Communication, ONSA, Zakari Usman, spoke on the report in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja
Insecurity in Nigeria poses threat to life and property, hampers business activity, and discourages local and foreign investors, thereby leading to a deficit in the country’s social and economic growth and development. The country has been experiencing a rise in the level of insecurity since gaining political independence in 1960. Recently, rising insecurity has assumed a dangerous dimension which is threatening the country’s corporate existence. This is occasioned by booming banditry and kidnapping industries in the North-west and North central regions.
The office described the report as false and concocted to cause confusion and mislead the public.
When the matter was called on Tuesday, counsel to Dokpesi, Mr Kanu Agabi (SAN), told the court that the frozen accounts and documents were connected to the money laundering allegation levelled against Dokpesi.
It has also directed the immediate dismantling of all illegal security outfits in the country, and warned against the use of these outfits to extort, harass and intimidate Nigerians.
In a statement on Thursday in Abuja, ONSA said the correspondence was a routine threat assessment to ensure preparedness of agencies and not meant for public dissemination.
Checks by PRNigeria revealed that the hotel was sealed off by EFCC after Shuaibu, a former Director of Finance in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) was arrested and arraigned in Court in 2015 over alleged fraudulent activities at ONSA.
A Senate Panel has attributed the problem of insecurity in Nigeria to the failure of the Federal Government to fund the Office of the National Security Adviser since 2015.
Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa, Coordinator, Counter Terrorism Centre, Office of the National Security Adviser, said on Monday that the Federal Government “is determined to protect the dignity of women and girls caught in the web of terror”.
Out of the 67 Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies that were assessed, the websites of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency, Office of the National Security Adviser and the Department of State Services were ranked lowest in the 2018 MDAs Websites’ Ranking.
Dudafa made the statement before a Federal High Court, Lagos, during his examination-in-chief.
The Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) has issued a warning over the increasing activities of swindlers that engage in the use of unverified websites and fake social media platforms to defraud unsuspecting public and spread false information.