According to the National Boundary Commission (NBC), its efforts have resulted in the establishment of single borderlines between Katsina/Jigawa, Katsina/Kaduna, and Katsina/Kano States.
Mr. Adamu Adaji, the Director-General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), made the announcement on Tuesday in Katsina during a joint meeting of officials from Katsina, Zamfara, and Kano to discuss interstate border demarcation.
“The Commission’s past efforts resulted in the peaceful delineation of the Katsina/Kaduna, Katsina/Jigawa, and Katsina/Kano interstate boundaries,” Adaji added.
“The only interstate boundary between Katsina and Zamfara that has yet to make significant headway is the Katsina/Zamfara interstate line.
“Due to a number of events beyond our control, the fieldwork we agreed to do on the boundary could not be completed.
“We were unable to conduct any research on the border due to security issues in Katsina and Zamfara, as well as in other regions of the country.”
According to Adaji, the conference on the Katsina/Kano interstate boundary resulted in both states agreeing on a single line boundary.
According to him, the purpose of the discussion on the Katsina/Zamfara border was to develop a new road map for tracing the interstate line physically.
He extended the Commission’s sympathy for “the pains and grievances of the people of the states” as a result of the disaster.
At the meeting, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, Deputy Governor of Katsina State, remarked that the Kano-Katsina border is one of the country’s most tranquil interstate borders.
Yakubu stated that there had never been a boundary dispute between the two countries.
“This isn’t unrelated to the friendly ties that the two sister states have had from the colonial era.
“The 99.9% consensus achieved during the field tracing exercise also affirms the harmonious coexistence between the two states’ border communities,” Yakubu remarked.