Anambra and Enugu States have unanimously agreed to sheath the sword and do their boundary demarcation as decided by the two sister States. The sister States which were formally Anambra State before the creation of Enugu State in 1991 have been locked in a bitter boundary dispute that necessitated the intervention of the Federal Government.

A meeting between the two Deputy Governors including Dr. Nkem Okeke and Barrister Cecilia Ezeilo who are the Chairmen of their State Boundary Committee held yesterday.

Boundary Stakeholders in the two States and the federal government, attended the event held at the Enugu State Government House, Enugu.

Deputy Governor Okeke who reiterated that the National Boundary Commission does not establish demarcation to cause enmity among communities, but to foster developments in the individual Communities.

Dr Okeke further stressed the impressiveness of such Boundary meetings as it will lead to peaceful resolutions.

The Enugu State Deputy Governor, Barrister Ezeilo commended the National Boundary Commission, office of the Surveyor General of the Federation and members of the Boundary Committee of both States, for their relentless efforts geared towards definition, determination and demarcation of all interstates boundaries.

Barrister Ezeilo expressed optimism that the meeting will be effective to resolve all boundary disputes affecting Anambra and Enugu States.

The Director General of National Boundary Commission, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed represented by the Director, interstate Boundary, Mr Adamu Adaji said that so much efforts have been made to solve the boundary dispute between the two sister States, adding that demarcation exercise by the commission is to ensure unity between communities and States To Help them determine the limit of each road project they undertake.

Copies d communique was exchanged between the two states deputy governors, while the Traditional Ruler of Ibite-Olo and his local government chairman, the Traditional Ruler of Ifitedunu, among others, witnessed the occasion.

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