The demarcation of boundaries between the coastal communities of Oku Iboku in Akwa Ibom and Ikot Offiong in Cross River which will hold from Nov. 11 to Dec. 10, is expected to commence with the award of a contract for the emplacement of boundary pillars by the Office of Surveyor-General of the Federation.
This was part of the decisions reached by the governments of the two states.
The Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr Moses Ekpo, his Cross River counterpart, Prof. Ivara Esu and the Acting Director- General of the National Boundary Commission (NBC), Mr Adamu Adaji, in Uyo had on Thursday held a joint meeting over the matter.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the parties requested the Office of Surveyor-General of the Federation to award the contract for the emplacement of boundary pillars immediately after the identification of the point.
The communiqué was signed by the two deputy governors and the acting director-general of NBC.
“The field exercise for the formal demarcation of the troubled border shall commence from Nov. 11 to Dec. 10 after a Technical Committee meeting by the surveyors-general of the two states.
“The two states are to provide their respective contingents on the field team, the necessary logistics to ensure a hitch-free exercise,” the meeting agreed.