- President Buhari is not happy with the level of lawlessness in the Gulf of Guinea
- The president urged neigbouring countries to work together to secure the place
- Meanwhile Nguema said Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea will provide joint patrols
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, November 30, in Malabo, said leaders of neighbouring countries would work together and provide all necessary assistance to secure the Gulf of Guinea.
The president’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said in a statement that Buhari gave the assurance at a bilateral meeting with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, on the sideline of the 2019 Gas Summit.
Buhari expressed concern over the rate of piracy, kidnapping and smuggling in the Gulf of Guinea and called for more concerted efforts to end the tide of illegality
“Our neighbourhood is very strong. Our Navy is doing a good job. We are going to give them equipment and make them more competent. We share the oil fields and so much in common.
“We will secure the Gulf absolutely,” the president said.
In agreement with Nguema, who hosted of the summit, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea will provide joint patrols, the president added.
Meanwhile, Buhari will on Monday, December 2, perform the ground breaking ceremony for the University of Transportation, Daura and commission the Kwanar Gwante (Shargalle Road), which is off Kano-Daura Road in Katsina state.
Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Friday, November 29.
He stated that the president had since arrived in Daura, Katsina state, after attending the 5th Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
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