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Benue Govt. wants commission to fast-track boundary demarcation


Abuja – The Benue State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to fast-track the resolution of boundary challenges between the state and Ebonyi.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Benson Abounu, made the appeal when he submitted a report to the management of the National Boundary Commission (NBC) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Abounu said that the communities of both Benue and Ebonyi states had lived together for years, adding that quarrelling over a piece of land was unwarranted.

The deputy governor, who is also the Chairman, Benue State Boundary Committee, urged stakeholders such as traditional rulers, opinion leaders and youths, to continue to sensitise the people of the state.

He said that this would complement the state governor’s efforts towards resolving the dispute.

He said there was the need to maintain peace in the border communities, so that social and economic activities of the people would not be jeopardised.

“We are anxious for the Federal Government to resume and complete the demarcation of the boundary between us and Ebonyi State.

“Our people desire peace but as it is now, there is tension and apprehension.

“ So we are appealing to you to resume the demarcation of the boundary,’’ he said.

Responding, the Director of Interstate Boundaries, Mr Adamu Adaji, who received the report on behalf of the Director-General of the commission, said that work would resume as soon as possible on the affected areas. (NAN)

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