FG Vows To End Akwa Ibom, Cross River Boundary Dispute

 FG Vows To End Akwa Ibom, Cross River Boundary Dispute

The Federal Government has pledged to end the boundary crisis between Itu community in Akwa Ibom and Odukapni community in Cross River, south-south Nigeria.

Dr Muhammad Ahmad, the Director-General, National Boundary Commission, made the pledge at the sensitisation/enlightenment campaign for Itu and Odukpani communities in Uyo on Tuesday.

Ahmed said the Federal Government was determined to put an end to the prolonged boundary crisis between the two states.

He said that acting President Yemi Osinbajo, following a meeting with stakeholders from both communities, directed the staging of a sensitisation campaign toward the final demarcation of boundary between the two states.

The Federal Government is not happy with the killings and destruction of lives and property.

That was why Acting President Osinbajo, who is the Chairman of the National Boundary Commission, called for a meeting with stakeholders from these areas.

He called on the government and other stakeholders in the two states to convey the message of peace and reconciliation to their communities and prepare the ground for the actual boundary demarcation.

In his remarks, the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom, Moses Ekpo, commended the Federal Government for its thoughtful intervention.

He noted that people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River, having been together since the country’s inception, had no reason to fight and kill each other.

Also speaking, the Deputy Governor of Cross River, Prof. Ivara Esu, sued for peace across the country.

He pledged the state government’s determination to ensure that peace reigned in the state so as to achieve progress and development. 

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