Saturday, 12 December 2015

Boundary Disputes In Nasarawa, Benue Traced To 2006 Census

The Nasarawa state government has said that the 2006 National Population Census in which the commission created area demarcations (EAD) has caused restiveness along the border areas of Nasarawa and Benue states.

State deputy governor, Mr. Silas Ali Agara, who stated this at a workshop on promotion of cross border cooperation among affected border communities of Benue and Nasarawa states held in Lafia, cautioned conference participants that what they were doing would have repercussions for the next generation.

The deputy governor of Nasarawa state, who assured the national boundary commission of the government’s preparedness to support all efforts aimed at demarcating the boundary to forestall conflicts, said “we will do all within our power to ensure that peace and orderliness prevail on our side of the border. We believe that our counterparts from Benue state will do same.”

Also speaking, Nasarawa state boundary commissioner, Senator Isa Ndako, identified negotiations and dialogue as means of resulting boundary disputes in the country and urged both the national and state boundary commissions to look for ways of ending border disputes in their areas.

The two day workshop was attended by the commissioner, Nasarawa state boundary commission, Senator Isa Ndako, Surveyor-General of Benue and Nasarawa State, Chairman Doma Local government Area, Mr. Henry Omaku, Traditional rulers from both Benue and Nasarawa states, as well as participants from the two states.

(Abdullahi Shuaibu, DAILY SUN)

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