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NBC gives update on boundary dispute between Katsina, 3 other States

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The Nationwide Boundary Fee, NBC, has mentioned that its efforts have resulted in establishing single borderlines between Katsina/Jigawa, Katsina/Kaduna and Katsina/Kano States.

Mr. Adamu Adaji, NBC’s Director-Basic, disclosed this on Tuesday in Katsina at a joint assembly of officers of Katsina, Zamfara and Kano over interstate boundary demarcation.

Adaji mentioned, “The Fee’s earlier efforts resulted within the amicable definition of the Katsina/Kaduna, Katsina/Jigawa and the Katsina/Kano interstate boundaries.

“It’s solely the Katsina/Zamfara interstate boundary that has but to file any outstanding progress.

“The fieldwork we agreed beforehand to hold out on the boundary couldn’t be realised due to a number of forces past our management.

“Safety challenges confronted by Katsina and Zamfara and in elements of the nation contributed as effectively to our incapability to embark on any fieldwork on the boundary.”

Adaji mentioned the assembly on the Katsina/Kano interstate boundary resulted in an agreed single line boundary between each states.

In response to him, the assembly on the Katsina/Zamfara boundary was to work on a recent street map in direction of the bodily tracing of the interstate boundary.

He expressed the Fee’s sympathy over what he known as, “the pains and grieves of the folks of the states” due to the issues of insecurity.

Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, Deputy Governor of Katsina State, mentioned on the assembly that the Kano/Katsina boundary is likely one of the most peaceable interstate boundaries within the nation.

Yakubu disclosed that the 2 States had by no means recorded any dispute over boundaries.

“This isn’t unconnected with the cordial relationship that exists between the 2 sister states for the reason that colonial period.

“The success recorded through the area tracing train additionally affirms the peaceable co-existence between the border communities of the 2 states with 99.9 p.c consensus,” Yakubu added.

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