By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engr Rauf Olaniyan has assured the people of the state that the government would take possible measures to find a lasting solution to the Inter-state, Intra Local government, and communal Boundary Dispute between inter-state and communities.
The Deputy Governor gave the assurance today in a chat with journalists shortly after meeting with the State Technical Sub-Committee on Inter-state, Intra Local Government and Communal Boundary Dispute Resolution at Western Hall, Secretariat in Ibadan.
According to him, the present administration in the state will do everything possible to ensure peaceful coexistence between communities at various boundary locations, adding that the present administration in Oyo state has the political will to find lasting solutions in resolving the various dispute within the State.
While assuring people living within the state boundary of adequate dividend of democracy, Engr. Rauf appealed to the general public to always live in peace and tranquility and shun any act that will bring disruption in peace currently enjoyed in the state, noting that its only peace that can enhance development.
He, however, assured the State Technical Committee on Boundary Dispute Resolution of more support to be able to perform their responsibilities.
In his remarks, the Chairman, the State Technical Sub-Committee on Inter-State, Intra Local Government and Communal Boundary Dispute Resolution, Surveyor Abiodun Alaba, commended the present administration in the state, under the able leadership of Governor, Seyi Makinde for its prompt resolution in finding lasting solutions to the boundary dispute between the interstate, and intrastate communities
He added that the committee is saddled with the responsibility of resolving boundary disputes within the state in collaboration with the National Boundary Commission (NBC), reiterating that the state is currently facing boundary disputes between Ogun, Osun and Kwara as well as inter Local Government and Communal Boundary Dispute.
The Chairman, therefore, urged people living around the state boundaries to be law-abiding as the state government has promised to resolve the dispute accordingly.