Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Ayade's Aide Drags FG on C'River, A'Ibom Boundary Demarcation

Mfon-obong Ntiero | 18 January, 2022

As the Federal Government of Nigeria makes plans to complete the international boundaries demarcation through a joint demarcation exercise this year, Comrade Kingsley Ikpeme, Director General of Greater Calabar Development Authority has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, through the National Boundary Commission (NBC) properly delineate the boundary between lkot Offiong Community in Odukpani LGA of Cross River State and Oku-Iboku in ltu LGA of Akwa lbom State by erecting pillars along the boundaries between the two States.

The DG made this known in a statement he issued in Calabar stating that the disput has led to lost of several lives and properties worth millions of Naira. Commending the effort of both state governments in resolving the protracted crisis, Ikpeme called for more practical approach to forestall future crisis as the primary function of government is protecting lives and properties.

He equally frowned at youths of the two sister states who share a lot in common yet embark on barbaric acts of destruction of lives and properties, which he described as alien and ungodly. Ikpeme advised young persons against destroying government facilities and other social amenities in their communities during crisis as they stand to bare the grunt at the end of the day.

Speaking Ikpeme who also doubles as the Chairman of Odukpani Leadership Academy used the opportunity to call for the resettlement of all displaced communities in Odukpani LGA, stating that life is sacred and a priceless gift from God, and as such must be respected and protected while urging youths of all warring communities in the state to get to the table of dialogue, give peace a chance and allow the relevant Government agency to carry out their constitutional mandate as there cannot be any meaningful development in an ambiance of lawlessness and disorderliness. He further encouraged the youths not to allow themselves to be used as agents of destruction but to see themselves as agents of transformation in the society.