Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja for
Accra today to attend the
3rd Extraordinary Session
of the Assembly of Heads
of State and Government
of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) convened by
President Nana Akuffo-Ado
of Ghana.
According to a statement
issued on Monday by Femi
Adesina, Special Adviser to
the President (Media and
Publicity), he is scheduled
to 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.
The statement noted that
as the immediate past Chair
of the Assembly, President
Buhari had championed
collective efforts by member states of the region,
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.
It would recalled that in
June 2019, the 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 statement added that
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

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