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Oyo State Government has said that it would be objective in resolving boundary disputes in the State.

The Chairman, State Technical Committee on Boundary Dispute Resolution and Surveyor General, Surveyor Alaba Abiodun made this known during a Field Verification Exercise to affected Local Government Areas in Ibadan, Oyo and Oke-Ogun areas of the State.

He noted that the affected Local Government areas and the communities had earlier submitted the necessary documents to boundary dispute committee, secretariat to proof their claims.

He added that State Boundary Committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan would sit on the issue and decide who owns boundary areas without any bias.

Surveyor Alaba Abiodun revealed that, as it’s custom, the State Government would invite affected Community leaders to resolve the boundary issues and chart ways forward.

He urged youths in the state to maintain peace, noting that, the present administration in the State under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde is a peace loving government that would not condone any form of crisis on boundary areas across the State.

“I urge you all to maintain peace in your various villages and town, State Boundary committee will determine who owns the land. The onus is on Government to determine the case, not by fighting each other or causing chaos. We will convey a larger meeting of the committee and involve the village Heads and the community leaders to resolve all boundary disputes across the State. Allow peace to reign in your various communities” he said.

The committee visited Lagelu Local Government, Akinyele, Ido, Egbeda, Ibadan North, Ibadan North  West, Ibadan South West, Oyo West, Oyo East, Afijio, Iseyin and Itesiwaju Local Government areas of the State.

By oyonews

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