Rivers State Deputy Governor and Senator-Elect of Rivers West Senatorial District Dr.(Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has urged the National Boundary Commission to correct the 10th, 11th and 12th Administrative Map of Rivers State which erroneously brought the Boundary between Rivers and Bayelsa State from Santa Barbara to St Bartholomeo River.
Dr. Banigo stated this during an advocacy visit by the National Boundary Commission at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday 13th April 2023.
Dr. Banigo who is the Chairman of the Rivers State Boundary Commission said the advocacy visit of the National Boundary Commission to the State was based on issues relating to the determination of Coast Line Communities along the Gulf of Guinea for the Operationalization of the Littoral Host Communities Development Trust (HOT), adding that the Director General of the National Boundary Commission had earlier written a letter to visit the State, which Governor Wike approved.
In his address the Director General of the National Boundary Commission who spoke through the Director Maritime Boundary in the Commission, Nurudeen Abba said the commission intends to make further progress on the resolution process on the interstate boundaries of Rivers and its neighbors, and solicited the support and cooperation towards resuscitating actions on the various boundaries of the State.
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Office of the Deputy Governor,
13th April 2023