President, Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today for Accra,
Ghana, to attend the 3rd Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Gulf of Guinea Commission, convened by President Nana Akuffo-Ado of Ghana.
A statement signed by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said Buhari will participate and deliver remarks at the high-level discussion on strategies for strengthening peace and security in the fight against maritime-related crimes in the region,”
As the immediate past Chair of the Assembly, Buhari had championed collective efforts by Member States of the region, the Economic Community of Central African States, the Economic Community of West African States, the Gulf of Guinea Commission and their partners to address and prevent piracy.
Recall that in June, 2019, Nigeria’s 10th National Assembly passed the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act, 2019, which aims to prevent and suppress piracy, armed robbery and other unlawful acts against a ship.
Reports say Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno , the Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, among other government officials.