Boundary commission sensitises Nigeria-Cameroon border communities on peaceful co-existence

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By Collins Yakubu-Hammer
, Jan. 23, 2020 (NAN) The National Boundary Commission (NBC), has embarked on sensitisation and advocacy visits to communities along the Nigeria-Cameroon International Boundary in the Northeast.
According to a statement by the commission’ Head of Press, Mrs Efe Ovuakporie, the aim is to reinforce and cooperation, preparatory to the continuation of the demarcation of the Nigeria/Cameroon boundary in line with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) requirements
The sensitisation, which led by the Acting Director-General of the Commission, Mr Adamu Adaji, focused on Adamawa and Taraba.
Adaji, while addressing the Governor of Adamawa, Alhaji Ahmad Fintiri, said that the commission had been crisscrossing several border communities in the country with the message of co-existence.
“In the light of the previous cooperation and successes recorded with the in similar exercises, the is in the to seek further support in the enlightenment of the in border communities about the forthcoming pillar emplacement , LOT5.
also want to canvass for the active participation of the relevant boundary committee officials for proper coordination and record purposes,” Adaji said.
The NBC boss called on the Adamawa to assist the commission in the provision of Base and Forward Camp Sites to support security and logistics for those that would be engaged in the emplacement .
In his , Fintiri pledged his support, stressing that the in the interest of the in particular, and the country at large.
The NBC boss also visited the chairmen of Ganye and Toungo Local Government Areas where he solicited for their cooperation toward boosting awareness creation among their communities ahead of the exercise.
The equally visited the leader of Ganye Chiefdom promised to mobilise his subjects to assist the NBC during the demarcation exercise.
The emplacement exercise, otherwise known as the ‘Lot 5 stage’, is scheduled to place at the Gotel Mountain and will involve the emplacement of 322 pillars. (NAN)