Boundary management: We’re facing Herculean Task -DG NBC
By Al-Mustapha Ado
The acting Director General of National Boundary Commission (NBC), Alhaji Adamu Adaji has said that the commission is facing enormous task in managing the 86 interstate and numerous inter-local boundaries in the nation.
The DG stated this at the maiden interactive session of the commission with the Boundary Committees of the North-West States, held at the Kano Government House recently.
According to him, the commission must give due consideration to the peculiarities of the nation’s boundaries to keep it abreast with global best practices, noting that the gesture would be significant on the crucial sectors of governance.
According to him, it has become necessary as managers of boundaries to continuously review strategies and management techniques which would have direct implications on border security, resource sharing, border areas and regional development.
He maintained that the commission had since inception, recorded many successes particularly in the areas of definition of many interstate boundaries in the North-West zone.
Adaji also noted that the North-West region is no doubt the most peaceful in terms of boundary definition process, calling for adequate cross border cooperation between adjacent states.
In his remarks, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje reminded the commission of the herculean task before it, especially with the disturbing news of crises associated with boundary disputes all over the country.
“It has become imperative that you must be proactive and evolve strategies to fast track peaceful boundary crisis settlement process.
Ganduje, represented by his deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, charged the commission to ensure synergy with the state governments, traditional institutions, security agencies and other stakeholders for peaceful definition of internal boundaries.