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Boundary Disputes: FG Asks Anambra, Enugu to Submit Documents

Posted by From Charles Onyekamuo in Awka on 2005/08/04 | Views: 365 |

Boundary Disputes: FG Asks Anambra, Enugu to Submit Documents


Federal Government has asked Enugu and Anambra States to submit to the National Boundary Commission on or before September 15, all legal instruments that would help their claims over disputed areas on the border of both states.

Federal Government has asked Enugu and Anambra States to submit to the National Boundary Commission on or before September 15, all legal instruments that would help their claims over disputed areas on the border of both states.

In a resolution of a joint meeting of officials on the Anambra/Enugu inter-state boundary held in Awka, it was agreed that the documents submitted would be screened by a Technical Committee in Abuja on October 5.

The meeting also resolved that a new team would be led by Surveyor General of the federation and would comprise representatives of the commission, the Surveyor General, commissioners for boundary of the two states, chairmen of affected local council areas, the divisional police officers in-charge of areas concerned, the state security service, and traditional rulers in the affected communities.

The exercise the meeting resolved, should be conducted between October 20 and November 4, and called on affected state governments to provide adequate funds and logistics to their contingents for successful completion of t fieldwork.

Already, the resolution noted that sectors under dispute included Igaa Community of Uzo-Uwani (Enugu) Omasi Community formerly of Oyi Local Government Area (Anambra) where Anambra and Enugu states were disputing ownership of Uzo-Uwani/Omasi farm settlements, had been identified. The resolution noted that lack of well-defined boundary between the Igaa and Omasi communities had been at the centre of the dispute.

Another identified disputed area, the resolution said was the Mamu forest reserve lying between Oji River Council in Enugu State and Orumba North Council in Anambra State.


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Toluwalase Samuel Olufemi(Ijebu, Ogun, Nigeria)says...

Authority belongs to God, once He decrees it is final and binding

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