Sequel to the acceptance of the Supreme Court Judgment by the two communities in Ndi Ojiaku and Ndi Ebe Abam in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State, the government has said that the final delineation and field demarcation of their boundary lines would be affected in line with the apex court verdict.
The State’s Deputy Governor, Dr. Ude Oko Chukwu who oversees boundary matters, made this known after a meeting convened by the State Boundary Committee at Government House, Umuahia.
He expressed government’s delight that the two communities have not only accepted the apex court verdict wholeheartedly but have also been coexisting peacefully.
Details of the apex court judgment were however not disclosed. The meeting had in attendance officials of the State Boundary Committee and representatives of the two communities who said that they would make available relevant information and documents that would be useful for the delineation and field tracing exercise.
To effect the actual final delineation and field tracing exercise, the Deputy Governor indicated that a sub Committee will be set up adding that government would continue to ensure that all boundary issues across the State are resolved amicably just as he prayed God to guide the committee for successful fieldwork exercise.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Boundary Matters, Sir Chris Nwanevu said, the two communities agreed with the Supreme Court Judgment, the committee would only use the survey plan in the Supreme Court judgment in the delineation and field tracing exercise.
Speaking in turns, the President General of Ndi Ebe Abam Community, Chief Emeka Onuoha and his Ndi Ojiaku counterpart represented by Dr. lsaac lronya, separately asserted that they accepted the Supreme Court Judgment on their boundary lines and are ready for the commencement of the actual field tracing exercise, which according to them, will end issues affecting their boundary lines.