|Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
The Oyo State Government has advised the neighbouring Osun state to follow directives from the National Boundary Commission that the two states should maintain the status -quo on Ewi/Idiya boundary villages in Surulere Local Government area of the State.
Penpushing reports that, the Chairman State Sub -Technical Committee on Boundary Dispute Resolution, Surveyor, Alaba Abiodun made this Known during a fact-finding tour of Osun/Oyo boundary area in ward 6, Ewi/Idiya village
The Committee boss accompanied by the Caretaker Chairman Surulere Local Government Hon. Isaiah Adegbite, stressing that Oyo State Government still stands on National Bounday Commission(NBC) directives of the said border
Penpushing reports that pointed out that, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State is a man of peace and a peace loving citizen of Oyo State and Nigeria in general, adding that his administration will always abide with rules.
The Surveyor-General of Oyo State, Surveyor, Alaba Abiodun while speaking noted that, despite the directive from the National Boundary Commission that the two States should maintained the status-quo, Osun state is still embarking on various projects within Oyo State territories.
‘The National Boundary Commission said the two States should maintain the status-quo, but Osun people don’t follow the directives of the (NBC) they keep on intruding on the land within Oyo State territories, building Health Centres, Event Centres and Boreholes on the land, the (NBC) said we should maintain the status-quo’, he said
“There was a case when a politician from Surulere Local Government in Oyo State constructed a building for a purpose on the Oyo State land, contrary to the directive of NBC Osun State Government took over the building and turn it to their own (LCDA) Secretariat’,
‘Three years ago, Oyo State Technical Committee on boundary Dispute Resolution carried out a survey to know which area belong to Oyo State, we have submitted an evidences to National Boundary Commission to supports our claims, Osun State Government has done the same and (NBC) had advised the two States to hold actions on the said boundary pending the time it will declare which areas belong to each States.”
Penpushing also reports that, he said the present administration in Oyo State would not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that all border settlements in the State are accessible through the Oyo State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing (RAAMP) in the State.
The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, in his remarks urged citizen of Saki West and Saki East Local Governments to embrace peace on Saki/Agbonle boundary dispute, saying that, they are brothers and sisters.
Meanwhile, the Osun State Government is being alleged of through the Osun State Rural Access and Mobility Projects (RAAMP) still embarking on projects on the disputed areas despite the directive from the National Boundary Commission(NBC).
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