President Muhammadu Buhari will travel from Abuja to Accra on Tuesday, April 25, in order to attend the third extraordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Gulf of Guinea Commission.
The President is set to join and make statements at the high-level debate on measures for bolstering peace and security in the battle against maritime-related crimes in the region, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Monday.
The President had led efforts by regional member states, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC), and their partners to address and prevent piracy as the Assembly’s recent Chair.
“In June, 2019, Nigeria’s National Assembly passed the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act, 2019, (POMO Act) which aims to prevent and suppress piracy, armed robbery and other unlawful acts against a ship.
“The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the Director General, National Intelligence Agency, (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, among other government officials,” the statement added.