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FG Wades Into Delta, Edo Boundary Dispute

Posted: Apr 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



The Federal Government has moved to resolve the boundary dispute between Delta and Edo states , according to Dr Mohammed Ahmad, Director-General, National Boundary Commission (NBC).

The NBC stated this Wednesday in a briefing made availabe to newsmen in Abuja through Mr Kabir Bala,the resident information officer, noting that the resolution of the dispute was part of efforts to advance the definition and determination processes of the boundary between both states.

“Boundary dispute is not a do-or-die affair. The lines are not walls; they are only identified and drawn for administrative purposes,” he said.

Ahmad said that a joint meeting of officials of Edo-Delta Interstate Boundary Committee was held in Asaba, Delta State, a few months ago to deliberate on ways to resolve the dispute, amd resolved to continue the enlightenment and sensitisation of border communities with the involvement of traditional rulers, chairmen of local government areas and other stakeholders.

Ahmad also said that the states would maintain the status quo, pending final determination of their boundary by the commission, adding that field work on the grey areas would be undertaken from June 6 to July 22, 2016.