Stakeholders in boundary management have been called upon to place more emphasis on dialogue in resolving boundary issues.

Furthermore, economic interest of people of the borderline should be taken into consideration, in order to further reduce incessant conflicts.

Deputy Governor and Chairman, State Boundary Commission, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, made the call at an interactive session organised by the National Boundary Commission, with Boundary Committees of the South West States in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

He told stakeholders to employ regular public enlightenment and sensitisation of flash areas in border lines.

The Ondo number two citizen, sought political will in tackling boundary issues, rather than adding political sentiments.

‘If our political leaders will be very objective about these things, we can resolve a lot of the crisis. And if the economic interest of the people of the border line can also be ensured, there will be less crises. You can bring to round table some times and enlighten them.’

 Executive Secretary, Ondo  State Boundary Commission, Mr. Abiodun Owolabi, lamented that though all reported boundary cases in the state had received deserved attention, litigations in different courts are slowing down the pace of resolution of boundary issues.

While also noting that court pronouncements negate government gazette on land issue, he clamoured for a way to harmonizes laws governing boundary administration.

Deputy Governors of other five states in the South West Zone, as well as the National Boundary Commission ( NBC ) also presented their positions at the event.

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