Norway pledges support for Nigeria’s safe school project (

Norway pledges support for Nigeria’s safe school project


A Norwegian organisation, Save the Children, has pledged to provide capacity building and mentorship programmes to aid Nigerias Safe School Initiative.

The groups Senior Adviser, Samar Albarghouthi, made the pledge on Thursday during a visit to the National Safe Schools Response Coordination Center at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) headquarters in Abuja.

Mrs Albarghouthi applauded the giant strides achieved by the centre and all stakeholders within its short time of existence.

The establishment here is one of the best in the world which should be replicated locally and globally, she said.

The NSCDC Commandant General (CG), Ahmed Audi had sought for collaborations and support to ensure that children get access to education in a secure environment.

Mr Audi, who was represented by Deputy Commandant General, Administration, Zakari Ningi, said that it was important to ensure the security of schools and students at all times.

No meaningful development can take place where there is insecurity, hence the need for the establishment of the centre.

All the major stakeholders in the safe school programme in Nigeria are working together to represent their respective stakes and ensure the safety of students and teachers, he said.

Earlier, Commander of the centre, Dr Tersoo Shaapera, said their key objective was to promote proactive intelligence to prevent attacks on schools.



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