July 20, 2018

Ebonyi and Cross River to settle dispute

Ebonyi and Cross River to settle dispute

After years of a boundary dispute between Adadama and Amagwu communities in Cross River and Ebonyi States which claimed several lives, the state governors have resolved to put an end to the conflict.

Cross River State Deputy Governor, Professor Ivara Esu and his Ebonyi State counterpart, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, made the resolutionat the maiden meeting of the two state governments presided over by the two deputy governors on Tuesday in Calabar, Cross River State.

Welcoming his Ebonyi State counterpart, whom he described as energetic and vibrant, Esu stated that the meeting is for them to be properly briefed on the lingering skirmishes by all the parties involved with a view to permanently resolve them.

Esu remarked that the administration of Senator Ben Ayade, is poised to reduce if not completely eradicate poverty and sufferings in the rural areas, hence, there is need to ensure that the people live in peace and harmony, even with their neighbours at all times.

Esu who is a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, maintained that no meaningful development can take place in a turbulent environment devoid of peace. He pledged the administration’s commitment to do everything possible to engender the necessary peace. Read more


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