FEDERAL Government, FG, said that all is set to fast track the identification and demarcation of all boundary corridors of the federal Capital Territory and its neighbouring states in conformity with the provision of the Nigeria’s constitution. A press statement issued to Nigerian Pilot by the National Boundary Commission’s Resident Information Officer, Mr. Kabir Isa Bala in Abuja, yesterday, disclosed that the Director –General of the Commission, Dr. Mohammed Bose Ahmad stated the plan at
the end of Joint meetings with officials of Federal Capital Territory, Kogi and Nasarawa States Governments held in Abuja. According to the statement, Ahmad pointed out that the 1999 constitution provided concise description with geographical coordinates of the boundary of the FCT, saying that FG is determined to establish those coordinates for proper administration of the territory and peaceful relationship with the neighbouring states of Kaduna, Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger. It said the meeting held
between the FCT and Nasarawa state and officials of the office of the surveyor -General of the Federation, resolved that no titles shall be issued for land within the boundary corridor of the FCT and Nasarawa State pending the proper demarcation of the boundary. It also resolved that the Joint Technical Team shall return to the field for the continuation of the identification and establishment of the FCT/ Nasarawa boundary pillars in the densely populated sectors. The statement said that the second Joint Meeting of Officials on boundary matters
of the FCT and Kogi State resolved to maintain the status quo pending the demarcation of the boundary, advising that both states should continue to ensure that the affected border communities live and co-exist peacefully. It said that the representative of the FCT minister, Hajiya Amina Abubakar and the deputy governor of Nassarawa State, who is also the State’s Boundary Committee chairman; Mr. Silas Ali Agara expressed their gratitude to the Federal Government for commitment in resolving boundary challenges between the FCT and Nasarawa State.


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