Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has assured that his administration would do everything within its capacity to ensure that the oil-rich Tongeji Island in Ipokia Local Government would not go the way of Bakassi Peninsula which was ceded to Cameroun.
Amosun said his administration would continue to ensure government presence on the Island by providing top notch public infrastructure in the border town.
The governor disclosed this yesterday when he hosted a delegation from the National Boundary Commission on a courtesy visit at his office in Abeokuta, the state capital.
While assuring of his commitment on the border town, Governor Amosun said his administration would continue to provide good schools, hospitals and other social amenities in the area.
He said, “We don’t want to cede any of our territory to any other country. We will do all that is necessary to ensure that Tongeji Island does not go the way of Bakassi Island.”
The governor also expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for directing that the army, navy, police and other security agencies immediately establish and maintain presence on the Island.
Amosun also urged the boundary commission to ensure a speedy resolution of other disputed boundary areas between Ogun and its neighbours, including Lagos, Oyo and Ondo States.
Speaking earlier, the director general of the commission, Dr. Muhammed Bose Ahamad assured the governor of the commitment of the commission to ensure that these boundary disputes were resolved.
He also expressed appreciation to Governor Amosun for his “proactive measures to ensure government presence on Tongeji Island.”

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