Boundary Commission begins advocacy campaign in North-East border communities

Mazino Dickson

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The Acting Director General of the National Boundary Commission, Surv. Adamu Adaji and his sensitization team with the Governor of Adamawa state, Alhaji Ahmad Fintiri

The National Boundary Commission (NBC) has commenced sensitization and advocacy visits to border communities along the Nigeria-Cameroon International Boundary in the North-East.

This is aimed at reinforcing peace and cooperation preparatory to the continuous monumentation of the Nigeria/Cameroon boundary –  in line with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) requirements by the United Nations.

The sensitization campaign was led by the Acting Director General of the NBC, Surv. Adamu Adaji.

The delegation visited Adamawa and Taraba States.

Speaking at the Adamawa Government State House, the Acting Director-General said the  Commission working to ensure enduring peace within border communities.

As part of its efforts to ensure peace, the Commission has been crisscrossing several border communities in the country with the message of peaceful co-existence both with our internal neighbours as well with our international neighbours,” he said

In the light of the previous cooperation and successes recorded with the State Government in similar exercises, the team was in the State once again to seek further support in the enlightenment of the people in the border communities about the forthcoming pilar emplacement exercise, LOT5,” he added.

On his part, Governor Ahmad Fintiri pledged the government’s support, stressing that the exercise was in the interest of the people in particular and country at large.

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The entourage also visited the Local Government Chairmen of Ganye and Toungo Local Government Areas to also solicit for their cooperation and awareness creation of their communities ahead of the exercise.

The Team equally visited the Chiefdom of Ganye who promised to inform his subjects to assist the NBC team during the monumentation exercise.

Similarly, the National Boundary Commission Team took the sensitization campaign to the Office of the Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Honourable Haruna Manu, the Chairman of Gashaka Local Government Area in Serti town, the Emir of Gashaka and to the Conservator of the Gashaka Gumti National Park.

They all pledged their cooperation and readiness to assist the field team to ensure the success of the emplacement exercise in order to promote healthy relationship with our international communities.

The emplacement exercise otherwise known as the ‘Lot 5 stage’ is scheduled to take place at the Gotel Mountain and it will involve the emplacement of 322 pillars.