President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has recognised the successes achieved in demarcating Nigeria’s international boundaries and urged states and local governments in the country to ensure that all boundaries are properly and clearly demarcated.
President Jonathan was speaking to the National Boundaries Commission during a courtesy call at State House, Monday.
He said, “our success in demarcating international boundaries have not been replicated in internal boundaries, so I urge states and local governments to ensure that their boundaries are properly demarcated”, adding that, “clearly demarcated boundaries have resource implications”.
President Jonathan admitted that the funding of the National Boundary Commission was not robust enough, but assured the Commission that Government was “working very hard to streamline the funding”.
The President also assured the Commission of continued encouragement, “in order to minimise conflicts”.
In his speech, Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo, who is chairman of the National Boundaries Commission, thanked President Jonathan for the assurances of support through funding, and assured him that the Commission would work hard to ensure clearly defined boundaries all over the country.
For: Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity)
September 12, 2011