Benue, Taraba seek funding for boundary agency
The Federal Government have been urged to empower the National Boundaries Commission to support the demarcation of the inter state boundary between the Benue and Taraba states.
In a communique issued at the end of a meeting held in Makurdi and signed by deputy governors of the two states, Benson Abounu for Benue and Haruna Manu for Taraba, they promised to sustain the peace process initiated by the two states.
They also called for the strengthening of established peace advocacy and sensitization committee and expressed commitment to complete the demarcation exercise within the life span of the current administration.
The two states further urged their governors to make adequate budgetary provision in their 2018 appropriation to support the exercise.The two states therefore, constituted and inaugurated Joint Field Technical committee consisting of 14 members from each state to among other things determine what areas constitute Moon and Chanchanji districts.
Other agreements reached at the meeting include the fast-tracking of the delimitation process, demarcation and survey of Benue/Taraba interstate boundary through the invitation of the National Boundary Commission.
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