The governments of Ogun and Oyo States have exchanged memoranda as part of efforts to fast track the settlement of the lingering boundary disputes between the two sister states.
Ogun State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Olumide Ayeni, disclosed this while exchanging memoranda containing the position of the State government with his Oyo counterpart, Mr. Oluseun Abimbola at the Ministry of Justice, Ibadan.
He said the meeting was a follow- up to the Technical Committee set up by the deputy governors of both states at a boundary committee meeting to look at issues causing disputes among communities in the border areas with a view to settling them for peaceful co-existence of the people.
‘’The essence of this visit was as a result of the Technical Committee set up by the deputy governors of both States at the Joint State Boundary Committee meeting held in Oyo State earlier this year, to look at areas that had constituted issues leading to various disputes in the border communities.
We thought it was best to reduce the State’s positions into writing and then exchange with the Oyo State government to enable us have a better way of articulating the matters. We have brought ours and taken that of Oyo State. After studying, we will have a larger gathering of the committee that will reach an agreement on the three lingering issues. We hope it will be in favour of Ogun State,’’ Ayeni emphasized.
His Oyo State counterpart, Mr. Oluseun Abimbola, expressed optimism that the efforts of both States would yield fruitful results which would bring lasting peace to the areas.