Vice president, professor Yemi Osinbajo has called on National Boundary Commission to re-engineer Nigeria border and overhaul it’s policy to successfully stem the lingering boundary crisis in the country.
Professor Yemi Osinbajo stated this in Abuja while declaring open one-day Retreat for stakeholders in the management of Nigeria’s Boundaries.
Vice president who reiterated the commitment of the Federal government to strengthen and reposition the commission asked it to be more creative and innovative.
While speaking with news men at the forum, the Ogun State deputy governor and chairman National boundary committee in Ogun state , Mrs Yetunde Onanuga who identified international border challenges commended the unrelenting efforts of Ogun State government to resolve them and called on National Boundary commission to play it’s role.
Mrs Onanuga who described the One-Day Retreat on the management of Nigeria’s boundaries as timely called for the adoption of 1906 boundary instrument rather than that of 1960 which she said was part of the border problems.
On his part, the Director-general, Bureau of Land Survey Ogun State, Biyi Ismail expressed hope that the outcome of the retreat will go along way to resolve border issues.
In his welcome speech earlier, Director-general, National Boundary commission, Dr Bose Ahmed noted that despite the significant Sur of the Commission there was need for assessment of the operation and exchange of ideas with the aim of resolving issues affecting Nigeria borders.
Other speakers at the occasion called for well defined and accurate internal boundaries mapping and demarcation to avoid communal and border crisis in the country urge National Boundary commission to look into all recommendations of the stakeholders on border matters.
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