President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism with a charge on Ministers and Heads of agencies to take steps in implementing the plan.
Inaugurating the Plan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari also called on States and Local Governments to develop similar plan to check violent extremism at the grassroots.
The president had on August 24 signed a presidential directive for the implementation of Nigeria’s policy framework and national action plan for preventing and countering violent extremism.
The president noted that the policy framework and national action plan was a complimentary approach developed through consultations with Nigerians in and outside the government.
He said his administration was fully committed to addressing the root causes of violent extremism, noting that Nigeria was a free, peaceful and enterprising Nation.