THE governments of Oyo and Ogun States have appealed to the affected local government councils and respective traditional institutions of border communities to continue to ensure peaceful co-existence amongst themselves pending the conclusion of actions on the interstate boundary.
The two governments made the appeal in a communiqué issued at the end of a joint meeting of officials of Oyo/Ogun interstate boundary held in Ibadan last week.
The communiqué signed by the deputy governor of Oyo State, Otunba Moses Alake Adeyemo, the deputy governor of Ogun State who was represented by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Olumide Ayeni and the Director, Internal Boundaries, Surv Adamu A. Adaji assured that the two state governments will investigate the reported incidences of vandalisation of the boundary pillars at the Bakatari and Eruwa sectors and take appropriate action to ensure continued peace.
The communiqué noted that the National Boundary Commission and the Office of the Surveyor-General of the federation together with the Surveyors-General and Attorneys-General of the two states to examine amongst others the discrepancies not later than the first quarter of 2018.
It stated that the Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation shall ascertain the work done so far on the boundary and the required pillars of the remaining sector for possible award of contract by the federal government.
The communiqué also stressed that the Joint Technical Committee would be encouraged to have regular bilateral meetings to discuss issues relating to the boundary and douse tension to ensure continued peace amongst the border communities and report their findings, submitted to National Boundary Commission.