The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prof. A.C.B Agbazuere, has called on the National Boundary Commission to shun politics and effect appropriate demarcation of boundaries in order to save lives.
Prof. Agbazuere made the call when he received in audience the Executive of Ikwuano Council of Traditional Rulers led by Eze Eugene Ndimele in his office frowned at the lingering boundary dispute between the people of Ariam Usaka and their Nkari neighbors from Akwa Ibom State which has led to the death of many innocent citizens and wanton destruction of properties at Ariam Usaka community.
The Chief of Staff further reassured them that the state government is taking concrete steps at addressing the boundary dispute and restoring peace and tranquility to the warring communities as well as thanked them for coming to commiserate with the state government over the demise of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, which he described as unfortunate.
Earlier in his address, the leader of the delegation and Chairman, Ikwuano Council of traditional rulers, Eze Eugene Ndimele said the essence of their visit is to solicit the support of the state government in settling the boundary dispute between Ariam Usaka community and their Nkari neighbors from Akwa Ibom State which has led to the loss of lives and property and displacement of some of the indigenes from their homes.
Eze Ndimele further used the medium to commiserate with the state government over the demise of the Deputy Chief of Staff, office of the Governor, Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai as well as congratulated the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prof. A.C.B Agbazuere on his recent elevation to the rank of a professor.
Correspondent Ugochukwu Ahuchogu reports that the Chairman, Arochukwu Local Government Area, Prince Dan Kalu, the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Umuahia, Mr. Alozie Odoemelam, among other top government officials were present during the visit.