Maritime illegalities: G7, Gulf of Guinea Nations meet

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The Gulf of Guniea

The G7 with the nations around Gulf of Guinea (GOG) on Monday in Lagos met with regional stakeholders to tackle maritime illegalities around the domain.

The meeting was hosted by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok Ete-Ibas, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos.

The meeting focused on the fight against piracy, illicit trafficking of narcotics, weapons, illegal fishing as well as the development of the maritime economy as a whole.

According to the group, the GOG, with its over 6000 nautical miles stretching from Senegal in the North, to Angola in the South, covers 20 coastal states.

It is vital to the economy of nations.

The Lagos meeting is coming at the heels of the one held in Rome where more than 120 participants from over 40 Countries met.

The countries met to discuss the security conditions navigating in the GOG, where ships are…

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