1BlueCircle International, Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria has demonstrated its strong resolve to support the universality of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by signing the treaty in 2000 and ratifying in 2001. This is in addition to participation in international workshops and ministerial meetings. While much effort is being made at the international level, it is important to assess the level of awareness of Nigerians on the activities of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in safeguarding the world from the threat of nuclear weapons and the treaty. Hence, this survey will in part 1, provide a snapshot of public awareness of CTBTO, nuclear weapons, its risks and effects. Part 2 will proffer a solution for increasing public awareness of CTBTO in Nigeria.