President Muhammadu Buhari will today meet with his Equatorial Guinean counterpart, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as both leaders discuss measures to protect the people and resources of the Niger Delta and Gulf of Guinea.
Presidential spokesman Mr Femi Adesina said in a statement yesterday that this was in continuation of the federal government’s efforts towards achieving greater security of lives, resources and investments in all parts of Nigeria and its sub-regions.
Adesina said the conclusion and signing of an agreement by the two countries for the establishment of a combined maritime policing and security patrol committee on Tuesday was expected to be the major outcome of Buhari’s talks with his host.
The two leaders would also 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.
The President was accompanied by the Minister of Defence retired Brigadier-General Mansur Dan-Ali, the National Security Adviser retired Major-General Babagana Monguno and other senior security officials.
Buhari is expected back in Abuja tomorrow.