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Buhari to attend GGC Heads of Govt Summit in Ghana

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria on Tuesday 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.

The President 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.

As the immediate past Chairman 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.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said in June, 2019, Nigeria’s National Assembly had passed the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act, aimed at preventing and suppressing 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, Babagana Monguno, and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

Writing by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade, Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor