Buhari Travels To Ghana For Gulf Of Guinea Summit
The President, Muhammadu Buhari is set to leave the country on Tuesday to attend the third extraordinary assembly of heads of state and government of the Gulf of Guinea Commission.
The meeting, which is aimed at strengthening peace and security in the fight against maritime-related crimes in the region, is convened by Nana Akuffo-Ado, the president of Ghana, and will take place in Accra, the capital city of Ghana.
According to a statement released on Monday by Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman, revealed that President Buhari will be delivering a keynote address at the meeting on strategies for strengthening peace and security in the region.
“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,” the statement reads.
“In June 2019, Nigeria’s national assembly passed the Suppression of Piracy and other maritime offenses act, 2019, (POMO Act) which aims to prevent and suppress piracy, armed robbery, and other unlawful acts against a ship.”
President Buhari will be accompanied to Ghana by Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs; Babagana Monguno, the national security adviser (NSA); Ahmed Abubakar, the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), among other government officials.