Kogi State Government has said that it is disposed to suggestions that will help determine the boundaries between the state and Anambra in order to put to rest the lingering crisis between the two States.
Capt Idris Wada, the State Governor stated this when he received the Director General of the National Boundary Commission and his team on Friday in lokoja who were in the State for an advocacy visit.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Yomi Awoniyi, said the visit of the advocacy team would have far reaching solution in resolving the boundary dispute between the Kogi State and its Anambra counterpart.
Capt Wada assured that the State will continue to preach peace to its citizens living around the disputed boundaries, adding that the State is ready for the final boundary demarcation of the disputed lines between the two states.
The Governor stressed further that Kogi people have accepted the Olive branch of peace, from their Anambra counterparts, adding that the State is prepared to embrace ideas and suggestions that will lead to the boundary demarcation of the disputed boundary.
Capt Wada described the time as most auspicious for the NBC to carry out the demarcation, even as he equally urged the commission to put a closer look on the boundary issue between Ette community in the State and their counterparts in Enugu.
The Governor equally asked the commission to put in place a mechanism to help resolve the boundary disputes between Kogi and Okpella community in Edo State, and those between it and Ondo State.
He commended the NBC for its interest in resolving boundary issues relating to the State, assuring that the State will put in place all necessary mechanism to ensure that the people are well prepared and to allow for a peaceful demarcation exercise ahead of the June 13, 2015 date.
Earlier, Dr. Mohammed Bose Ahmed, Director General of the National Boundary Commission, said they were in the State on an advocacy visit and to meet with stakeholders on the need to give peace a chance in the planned demarcation of the Kogi/Anambra boundary coming up in the later part of next month.
While noting that the commission is concerned with resolving all issues regarding the Kogi/Anambra boundary dispute, he noted that recent boundary demarcation exercise to determine the tripartite point had proved difficult.