Governor Adeleke swear-in members of Osun State Boundary Committee

The Executive Governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke had on Wednesday sworn in members of Osun Boundary Committee, while assuring that the government will not continue to witness dissemination of lives and properties along borderlines with neighboring states.

The swearing-in program held at the governor’s office in Osogbo, the state capital.

While speaking on the objective and roles of the newly inaugurated members, the Governor who was represented by his Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi urged all members of the committee to see their appointment as a call to service.

In his word; “In Pursuant to the provisions of the section four of the Osun State Boundary Committee Laws of Osun State volume herein after called the law, the functions of the committee are as contained in section five of the law, including, among others, to deal with intergovernment interlocut government boundary disputes within the state.

“To layers with, and keep the National Boundary Commission informed about all the activities of the committee.

“To lays with the boundary committees of states with which the state shares boundaries with a view to taking joint measures to harmonize intercommunity relationship along and cross their common boundaries.

“Since our assumption of office in November 2022, the State Boundary commission has been liaising with the National Boundary Commission Abuja to settle dispute between Osun State and the four states sharing boundaries with our state, including Ekiti, Ogun, and Oyo states.

“The history of boundary disputes date back to the old Oyo State and Osun State inherited same at its evolution in 1991. The continued skirmishes experience along the boundaries shared with contigious states of Oyo, Ndo, Ogun, and make this inauguration of the state boundary committee now inevitable.

“As provided for under section four of the law, the committee has a lot of grounds to cover. The state had interfered severally with the National Boundary Commission on the way to carry out the physical definition the borderlines with a view to bringing lasting peace to the lingering crisis witnessed along these areas of the four states.

“It will be recalled that ethnographic studies have been carried out by the National Boundary Commission and the Osun State Boundary Commission in Osun State. Boundaries with Oyo, Ekiti, and Ogun State we are committed to ensure that there’s a lasting peace in the following flashpoint such as Ogunjano, Ogboro in Osun State, Oloko Iru in Ejigbo along the local government in Osun State, and Surulere local government in Oyo State.

“On Osun Ekiti State we have the following flash points effect dio so Moba, Mobile, Ido, Ayegun, Ike, orisumbari, number Sokoto, Alari, oluwa

“I am therefore using this medium to charge all members of the state boundary committee to see their appointment as a call to service. We should leave no stone unturned to dispassionately and conscientiously find lasting solution to both the intra and interstate boundary disputes, particularly with the Ifon, as well as interstate boundary disputes between Osun and our neighboring states of Oyo, Ogun.

“Let me use this opportunity to call on the National Boundary commission to do the needful by carrying out the physical definition of these borderlines with a view to bringing lasting peace and solution to the lingering crisis along our border lines.” He stated

Members of the Committee which is to be chaired by the Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi includes; Hon. George Alabi Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning; Hon. Adeola Olusola Ogungbile Commissioner for Finance; Barrister Kolapo Alimi, Commissioner for information and Public Enlightenment, Barrister Oluwole Jimi Bada, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, and the Osun State Commissioner of Police; Representative of the State Security Service in the State State Security Service; Surveyor SA Abioye, Surveyor General of the state and Honorable Justice Kunle Adeegbe Richard, Commissioner for Boundary Settlement.

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