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President Tinubu Appoints Retired DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo as Coordinator of National Centre for Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has named Retired Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Johnson Babatunde Kokumo as the Coordinator of the

President Tinubu Appoints Retired DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo as Coordinator of National Centre for Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has named Retired Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Johnson Babatunde Kokumo as the Coordinator of the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons. The appointment, disclosed in a statement from the President’s Spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, underscores a strategic move to address arms proliferation under the Office of the National Security Adviser.

Retired DIG Kokumo brings a wealth of experience to the role, with a distinguished career spanning over three decades in law enforcement. Notably, he served as Deputy Inspector-General of Police from 2022 to 2023, overseeing critical functions at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

President Tinubu has expressed expectations for the new Coordinator to leverage his extensive expertise to rejuvenate the Centre. Kokumo’s mandate includes formulating innovative strategies to combat arms proliferation, a pressing issue contributing to insecurity nationwide. The appointment signals a commitment to enhancing national security and curbing illicit arms trafficking.

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