Registration for NERCT 2019 in Abuja now open

Nigeria is unfortunately often considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Terrorism, communal violence, kidnapping, poverty, hunger, disease, corruption, major crimes, theft, arson and militia violence are part, in some form or the other, of the daily lives of Nigerians. Furthermore, the expansion of terrorist activities, such as the ones perpetrated by the African affiliates of the so-called “Islamic State”, emphasises just how much “localised” problems are in fact everyone’s problems.

Wishing to contribute to a reversal of this situation, the Nigeria Emergency Response and Counter-Terrorism workshop (NERCT) was created in 2013 with the goal to bring together Nigerian and international practical and analytical security expertise to find solutions to Nigeria’s insecurity.

This year’s main topic is “How to mitigate the Expansion and Spill-over Effects of Terrorism, from Central Africa to the North” and will include presentations by leading experts in the field of security, followed by workshop sessions that will focus on emergency response and counter-terrorism. This two day event will take place from 9am to 5pm in Abuja on October 8-9, 2019.

The topics for NERCT 2019 include but are not limited to:

  • Enhancing Safety and Security at IDP Camps
  • De-Radicalisation and social Re-Integration
  • Rebuilding north-east Nigeria: The Challenges ahead
  • Changes in Terrorist Tactics: Challenges for First Responders
  • Banditry and Kidnapping: Applying the apt social Antidote
  • Women and Boko Haram: Victims and Perpetrators
  • Civilian Security: Are vigilante Groups a growing Threat to Nigeria?
  • Is the Nigerian Army overwhelmed by Nigeria’s Security Situation?
  • Stronger together: Improving Collaboration between Security Branches
  • Are changing Terrorist Tactics a Sign of Weakness or Strength?

This year’s list of distinguished speakers include:

  • His Excellency Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, Former Prime Minister of Mali (tbc)
  • Colonel-Major Ibrahima Kensaye, Mali Ministry of Defence
  • Dr Lori-Anne Théroux-Bénoni, Director, Dakar office, Institute for Strategic Studies, Sénégal (tbc)
  • Prof. Tim Murithi, Institute for Justice and Reconcialiation, South Africa
  • Yan St-Pierre, CEO, MOSECON GmbH
  • Uzoma I. Kingsley, MD, MOSECON Africa

This year’s event will also celebrate the publication of the upcoming book “The Nigeria Police Force and The Dynamics of Election Security Management System” during a special launch party on October 8.


There are three registration periods and fees for NERCT 2019:

  • “Early bird” registration – until August 31, 2019: 40,000N
  • Regular registration – from September 1, 2019 to October 7, 2019: 50,000N
  • On-site registration – October 8-9, 2019: 60,000N

All registration fees must be paid in advance. No unpaid registration will be allowed.

Registration fees include:

  • Workshop participation
  • Workshop material
  • Refreshments on both days
  • Lunch on both days
  • Access to the Book Launch Party of “Election Security in Nigeria” on October 8, 2019

To obtain more information on the workshop, sponsor or exhibit, please contact Mr Uzoma I. Kingsley by e-mail at or, or by phone at +234(0)8022587524 or at +234(0)8172015155. You can also contact Mrs Maryam Mohammed by phone at +234(0)8094636998.

We hope to see you in Abuja and that you will help us make NERCT 2019 a successful event.