By Aderogba George
Abuja, March 30, 2022
The tracing and provisional demarcation of boundaries between Abia and Imo will be carried out between May 9 and July 9, a joint communique by officials of the states and National Boundary Commission (NBC) has confirmed.
The communique, jointly signed by the Deputy Governor of Abia, Mr Ude Chukwu; Deputy Governor of Imo, Prof. Placid Njoku; and NBC’s Director General, Mr Adam Adaji, was made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
The communique stated that the resolution was part of the agreement reached by officials of both states and the NBC on Tuesday in Abuja.
It said: “The two States shall articulate additional delimitation instruments and submit same to the NBC not later than 21 April, 2022;
“The submitted documents shall be screened and authenticated by NBC and Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation within two weeks of their submission;
“Each state shall carry out separate enlightenment/sensitisation campaign of their respective border communities within the first week of May, 2022;
“The Joint Field Team shall be constituted to carry out the field tracing and provisional demarcation of the boundary for a period of two months from 9 May to 8th July, 2022;
“The two states will provide adequate security, relevant logistics and camping sites including four-wheel vehicles to the Joint Field Team during the tracing exercise.”