Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Abia govt moves to resolve boundary dispute with Akwa Ibom community


Deputy Governor of Abia State, Ikechukwu Emetu, has charged members of the state boundary committee to be skilled in bringing lasting options to the inner and interstate boundary issues confronting the state.

Emetu, who gave the cost throughout a gathering he held with members of the committee on the varied inside and interstate boundary issues, held at Authorities Home, Umuahia, harped on finest strategy for peace in border communities, particularly in the course of the present farming season.

He enjoined leaders and stakeholders of Ikwuano Native Authorities Space to make accessible to authorities, all licensed paperwork and Court docket judgements that might result in discovering options to the lingering boundary downside between the individuals of Ariam Elu-Elu and Ariam Osoigwe autonomous communities in Ikwuano and their Ikoro Okwom and Akara of Akwa Ibom State counterparts.

He stated Governor Alex Otti has directed the affected communities of lkwuano to instantly liase with their counterparts in Akwa Ibom to seek out out technique of dousing tensions alongside their boundary areas till the Nationwide Boundary Fee can demarcate their boundaries.

Emetu, who can be the Chairman of the Abia State Boundary Committee, reiterated the current administration in its resolve to realisw its mandate on meals sufficiency, identified that the federal government was overhauling the agricultural sector to reap the benefits of its potentials for elevated income base.

He reaffirmed that the state will all the time take daring steps in confronting challenges dealing with Abia and pressured the necessity for the navy and safety personnel drafted to safe border communities to stay impartial in issues regarding warring communities.

In his remarks, the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Safety Issues, Commander Macdonald Ubah (rted) assured that the state authorities will get to the foundation of the matter regarding boundary points in and out of doors Abia and warned villagers towards shedding of blood over land disputes.

Of their remarks, the Chairman of Ikwuano LGA, Osinachi Nwaka, conventional ruler of Ugwuegbu autonomous neighborhood in Usaka, Eze Ambrose Nwagwu, lamented the boundary points with their Akwa Ibom neighbours and appealed to the federal and state authorities to return to their rescue by guaranteeing meals and ample safety of their land.

Interim studies on demarcation of boundaries of Ndi Ememe Abam versus Idima Abam, Ndi Ojiaku Abam versus Ndiebe Abam in addition to an replace from the Nationwide Boundary Fee on the demarcation of boundaries between Abia and Akwa Ibom states have been additionally introduced in the course of the assembly.

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