NBC to demarcate disputed Ebonyi-Enugu boundaries



National Boundary Commission, NBC, has resolved to demarcate the disputed boundaries between Ebonyi and Enugu States, NATIONAL PANEL gathered.

NBC made this known yesterday when held sensitization campaign to enlighten on boundary demarcation between the two states.

NBC stated that the boundary demarcation would hold if both sides  showed high sense of commitment to sustaining a peaceful coexistence. 

According to the New Telegraph, this was a part of the peace initiative, emplacement of the main pillar along the 94 kilometers consensus area which would commence on 22nd March 2021 and last for a period of 90 days across the boundary locations of Ebonyi and Enugu States.

NBC intervened following the boundary disputes in Ishielu/ Isi-uzo, Ishielu/Nkanu- East, Onicha/Nkanu East, Ohaozara/Aninri, Ohaozara/Nkanu East, Ivo/Aniniri, Ivo/Awgu of the two states which had led to loss of lives and destruction of properties.

Speaking during the occasion of the Joint Sensitization/Enlightenment Campaign of Border Communities at the Ebonyi/Enugu interstate boundary which held at Amadeo Event Centre, Enugu, Ebonyi Deputy Governor, Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe said “the joint Sensitization/ Enlightenment is expected to smoothen any rough edges and pave the way for a peaceful emplacement of the pillars and also hasten the amicable resolution of the 36km dispute and skipped areas.” 

He added: “I am further optimistic that the Sensitization/Enlightenment campaign is a road map to achieving unity and better understanding among our border communities. Consequently, may I encourage us to accord today’s meeting the seriousness and honesty required to enable us achieve the purpose for which it was initiated."



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