BUHARI VISITS MALABO, SIGNS AGREEMENT ON N’DELTA

 BUHARI VISITS MALABO, SIGNS AGREEMENT ON N’DELTA

Buhari-in-planePresident Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, in continuation of the Federal Government’s efforts to achieve greater security of lives, resources and investments in all parts of Nigeria and its sub-region.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President will, during his visit to Malabo, hold talks with President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea on further measures to protect the people and resources of the Niger Delta and Gulf of Guinea.
Adesina said the conclusion and signing of an agreement by Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea for the establishment of a combined maritime policing and security patrol committee on Tuesday is expected to be the major outcome of Buhari’s talks with his host.
He added that the two leaders are also expected to discuss and agree on other collaborative measures to combat crimes, such as piracy, crude oil theft, attacks on oil rigs, arms smuggling and human trafficking in the Gulf of Guinea.
He said, “Both leaders will also confer on the rescheduling of the joint summit of the Economic Community of West African States and the Economic Community of Central African States on additional cooperative measures to curb terrorism and violent extremism in West and Central Africa.
“The summit was to have been hosted by Equatorial Guinea last year but was postponed because of Nigeria’s general elections.
He is scheduled to return to Abuja on Tuesday.”

LTV

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