A 40-member delegation made up of faculty members and students of the Nigerian Naval War College led by Rear Admiral SA Akinwande paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Defence Minister, Hon Kofi Amankwa-Manu at The Square.
The purpose of the visit was to discuss countering maritime threats through cooperative Maritime Security at the Gulf of Guinea and to strengthen the existing ties between these two countries.
Hon Amankwa-Manu hinted that Ghana is battling with internal challenges of illegal mining of gold and other minerals (galamsey) resulting in the destruction of our water bodies and farm lands.
He added that the issues of terrorism, piracy among others around the Gulf of Guinea are very alarming, therefore efforts are being put in place to strengthen security around the Ghanaian maritime zone.
He reiterated the need for the bond between Ghana and Nigeria to be deepened and strengthened for the benefit of our citizenry especially in the areas of defence and security.
Rear Admiral Akinwande said they will also cooperate with the Ghana Navy to find strategies to contribute to maritime and national security as a whole. He added that sharing operational burden will enable integration of resources and capabilities to surmount challenges around the Gulf of Guinea for the good and progress of the nation.