Maritime Security Conference, on behalf of Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea, between 7 – 9 October 2019 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
During the Conference a number of observations were made on 4 major clusters of issues to an amenable regional maritime environment.
technological and other resources needed to enhance security in the GoG.
necessary strategies for enhanced maritime security in the region.
of GoG and her international partners should give priority attention to training
and capacity building for relevant stakeholders involved in maritime security
including national maritime authorities, law enforcement agencies and navies as
Guards and maritime law enforcement agencies in the GoG states should engage in
regular joint maritime operations, including with international partners, to harmonise
operational procedures, training standards and foster interoperability.
cases of sea robbery, piracy and other maritime offences to ensure quick dispensation of cases in addition to capacity building and sensitization of judiciary on crucial relevant legislation.
continental, regional and national levels.
their maritime security and law enforcement agencies to enhance the effectiveness of their response to maritime incidents.
maritime domain awareness centres to enhance information sharing and coordination.
navies/coast guards and other maritime enforcement agencies on issues of maritime security for mutual benefit.
to critical maritime infrastructure.
targeted engagement with coastal and fishing communities to support maritime
oil and Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishery, are intentionally banned as
was the case with the “blood diamonds.”
decisions and recommendations of this Conference to the Presidency of Nigeria
and onward to ECOWAS, ECCAS, GGC, AU, IMO and other international partners.