President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja for Accra, Ghana, today, for the third Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) convened by President Nana Akuffo-Ado.

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President Buhari is scheduled to participate in and deliver remarks at the high-level discussion on strategies to strengthen 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 (ECCAS), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), GGC and their partners to address and prevent piracy. 

In June 2019, the National Assembly passed the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act, 2019 (POMO Act).