The Gulf of Guinea (GoG) has been described as the most dangerous environment for commercial maritime operations in the world. Recent statistics show that in 2020 alone, 136 Seafarers were abducted in 27 attacks, over 132 incidents that included robbery, kidnapping, and violent armed boarding and hijack were reported.
Nigeria being the biggest African nation located on the coastline corridors of the Gulf of Guinea and blessed with a natural maritime endowment capable of supporting a vibrant intra-regional maritime trade is not immuned against incessant attacks at the Gulf of Guinea.
This virtual breakfast meeting themed:
is to discuss in details, the age long security challenges at the Gulf of Guinea with a view to proffering possible and lasting solutions to them with submissions from Industry Regulators, Maritime International Bodies, Maritime Experts and Industry Stakeholders within and outside the shores of Nigeria based on the pivotal role and wealth that shipping portends for the nation’s economy.