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No state will take any part of our land, assets – Rivers


The Rivers State Government has said that it will not allow any of its neighboring states to take parts of its land or assets in the boundary communities.

The Deputy Governor, Prof. Ngozi Nma Odu, made the disclosure when she led members of the Rivers State Boundary Commission on a fact-finding mission to Umuru-Ofeh, in Omuma Local Government Area of the State.

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Umuru-Ofeh has been in a land dispute with some communities in Abia State, warranting the intervention of the state’s boundary commission.

Odu, who was represented by the Surveyor-General of the State, Surveyor Noel Elenwo, assured the state’s people that no other state would annex any of its land, resources, or assets.

She also sued for a peaceful resolution of boundary disputes among communities, saying that the Governor Siminalayi Fubara-led administration in the State remains committed to the protection of the lives and property of Rivers people.

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Odu commended the people of Umuru-Ofeh in Omuma LGA for their peaceful disposition over the years and assured them of a peaceful and swift resolution to the issues.

She said, “Assurances have been given and a clear picture has been painted to the people of Umuru-Ofeh that this is a work in progress. This visit here today is the fallout of the last meeting we held in my office. I urge you to maintain the peace and that is the message we brought here today.”

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