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Boundary commission to provide infrastructure along disputed boundary areas


The National Boundary Commission (NBC), says it has concluded plans to provide infrastructure in flash locations along interstate boundaries to encourage integration and cooperation.

The Director-General of the commission, Mr Adamu Adaji, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.

Adaji said that the commission would look at flash point areas and provide infrastructures that would encourage cooperation and integration among border communities.

He said that the goal was to see how the commission could bring people in border communities together to share from a common facility.

This, according to him, will douse tension and bring some kind of understanding among border communities.

‘The bounder communities will share the facilities, which in the long run will bring the people together and eventually reduce tension and boundary conflicts.

‘This is a way of encouraging integration and cooperation by encouraging people to come together, relate with one another an
d engage in beneficial commercial activities.’

Adaji said that a similar initiative was test-rune with a borehole, constructed boundary corridor in Ado Local Government Area of Benue state, where it shared boundary with Ebonyi.

‘We have also been able to construct some market stalls in the Ebonyi sector of the boundary between Ebonyi and Cross River,’ he added.

‘So, our appeal is for people to appreciate, cooperate and understand that boundaries are not barriers.

‘The boundary line will not stop somebody from owning properties across and that is what we want to partner with the states to educate people along by the boundary corridors.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria