Gulf of Guinea Member States Urge To Create Lead Agency against Maritime Crime

Members states of the Gulf of Guinea has been urged to establish a lead agency that will coordinate strategies aimed at tackling maritime security challenge in the region.

This was disclosed at the thematic session held at the ongoing Maritime Security Conference in Abuja. The thematic session with the theme, Balancing Geopolitical, Economic and Geostrategic interests in Maritime Security Initiative was moderated by Adekola Oyenuga, the chief executive officer, AO Blue Economy &Energy Consulting while Dr Christian Bueger, Professor of international Relations University of Copenhagen, Denmark was the lead speaker.

Others on the panel are Rear Admiral, Osinowo, Dr Edwin Egede, Dr Raymond Gilpin and the African Union Commission. The session also asked the African Union to urgently implement the implement the Action Plan developed by the AIMS 2050 Special Task Force constituted in 2014.

They said, “Members states of the GoG should establish a lead agency to coordinate all strategies aimed at tackling maritime security challenges “The AU should urgently implement the Action Plan developed by the AIMS 2050 Special Task Force constituted in 2014. Decision making processes should be inclusive and consultative. “States should equip law enforcement agencies with infrastructure and logistics equipment.”

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