To avert boundary dispute between Niger State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, the state House of Assembly has resolved that the state government should embark on proper boundary demarcation.
The House of Assembly’s resolution came on the heels of a motion moved by Hon. Danladi Iyah representing Tafa constituency on the need to prevent incessant boundary dispute among communities in Tafa local government of the state and Bwari Area Council of the FCT.
Hon Danladi alleged in the motion that FCT communities have continued to encroach on Niger State’s land, maintaining that the situation has caused some problems.
He stated that efforts in the past to resolve the conflict through meetings and several correspondences have not yielded any result hence the need for the state government to act immediately to resolve the issues.
The members of the House of Assembly who adopted the motion unanimously therefore called on the state government to provide adequate security in affected areas to protect the lives and property of its citizens.
The lawmakers also called on the state government to establish development projects in such places to prevent further encroachment into the state’s boundary.