By Nsofor Adaobi
Anambra and Kogi states have said that measures were being taken to resolve the lingering boundary dispute between the two states.
This is the outcome of a meeting attended by Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Dr Nkem Okeke and his KogiState counterpart, Mr Simon Achuba held at Awka.
The two said they were optimistic that with better cooperation with the National Boundary Commission, they would amicable solution to the problem.
“The two Governments are committed to stopping all forms of killings in the disputed areas.”
The Deputy Governor of Anambra, Dr Nkem Okeke noted that past settlement initiatives had yet to yield fruits but noted that currently, both Governors were much more involved in resolving all the issues.
He said he was optimistic that with better collaborative energy, the National Boundary Commission would help to sensitize residentsof the disputed territoriesthat issues would soon be amicably resolved.
Dr Okeke noted that the meeting was important in order to harmonise views and strategise in raising funds to settle the all outstanding issues.
Elder Simon Achuba emphasised: “the meeting aims at resuming negotiations and the baring of their minds in attending to the grey areas required for collective resolution of issues”.
Achuba also noted their disposition towards the use of other alternatives to bring about peace, describing the meeting as all important.
He, then, commended the Federal Government and the joint field teams for their patience in the handling of the issues.
The Director-General of the National Boundary Commission, Dr Mohammad Ahmed commended the two state governors for insisting on peace, stating, “the move is an evidence of forward and positive thinking.”