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.
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.