Government Moves To Prevent Crisis Between FCT And Neighboring States

In order to prevent crisis between Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its neighbor, the Director General of National Boundary Commission, Mr. Adamu Adaji, disclosed to newsmen via a press conference that his commission will soon commence proper demarcation of FCT. FCT is bordered by Kaduna, Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger and there are uncertainties about their boundaries.

According to the DG, the demarcation is not aimed at creating barriers or to cause division of families and properties, ‘it is just for administrative convenience,”

“We have some uncertainties about the correct alignment of the boundary because the gaps between the pillars in place to define the corner points boundary are far apart. In some cases, you find pillars that are as far as 80km apart. So we agreed that there is a need to put more pillars,” he said.
The DG said the Internal Boundary Committee of the Commission, chaired by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, had met with the concerned States and okayed the process to begin.

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