Engr. Manu delivering his speech at the meeting.
His Excellency the Executive Governor of Taraba state Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku ably represented by his Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Taraba state Engr. Haruna Manu alongside his counterpart the Governor of Benue state who is also represented by his Deputy, Engr. Benson Abonu embarked on a 2days sensitization program in the remote communities along Taraba/Benue Border for a lasting peace solution.
The two Governors urged the affected communities to cooperate with the joint field team so as to ensure the smooth execution of the demarcation project.
The sensitization is to be continued on Wednesday 19th Feb. 2020.
The deputy governors of both Taraba and Benue states Engr. Haruna Manu and Engr. Benson Abounu were yesterday at the joint meeting of officials on the Taraba/Benue Interstate Boundary Meeting in Abuja.
Engr. Haruna Manu delivering his speech at the meeting which is aimed at resolving the boundary dispute between Taraba and Benue.
Both states agreed to first sensitize the people living within the border communities so that when the boundary commission starts the standard demarcation there will be maximum corporation from the border communities.
Engr. Haruna Manu while delivering his speech appealed to indigenes who may be affected by the standard demarcation exercise of the commission to accept their new statuses and to know that boundary demarcation is just for administrative convenience.
He stressed that the demarcation exercise is not meant to divide the people rather, it’s meant for the government to know it’s jurisdiction.
The meeting which was aimed at resolving the boundary dispute between Taraba and Benue had the presence of some top government functionaries from both states such as the SSG, Hon. Anthony Jellason among others.