Nigeria Plans To Erect Demarcation Poles On Border With Niger
SAN FRANCISCO, October 21, (THEWILL) – Director General of the National Boundary Commission (NBC), Dr Muhammad Bose, has revealed that the commission will soon erect demarcation poles on Nigeria's boarder line with Niger Republic.
Bose made this known on Friday in a visit to the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Mera, at his palace, promising that the governments of Nigeria and Niger Republic would provide basic social amenities that would promote peaceful co-existence among both countries.
“My visit to Kebbi is to sensitize the people of Dadin-Kowa in Arewa Local Government that the commission is set to construct demarcation poles on Nigeria border line with Niger Republic,” he said.
“The commission enjoins the people not to see the artificial demarcation as something meant to cause disunity.
“Rather they should see it as a symbol of promoting unity, peace, mutual understanding, as well as social, cultural and economic development.”
Responding, Mera declared that the artificial boundaries created by colonialists did not divide the people of Nigeria from those in Niger Republic saying that rather, it promoted peaceful co-existence.
He added that Nigeria and Niger Republic shared common historical antecedents, including religion, culture, tradition and social-economic background declaring that the peaceful co-existence in the area would be maintained.
Story by Oputah David