Boundary Commission intervenes in Ogun/Lagos border dispute

National Coundary Commission (NBC) has intervened in the dispute between Ogun and Lagos state over their boundaries in Ijebu and Ado Odo border communities.

The commission at a meeting with top officials from the two state governments at the governor’s office, Abeokuta, said the agency had received several petitions, including encroachment on sectors and b of the Ogun/Lagos inter-state boundaries.

The commission’s director general, Doctor Mohammed Ahmed, who presided over the meeting recalled that the boundaries between the two states were surveyed and demarcated by the agency in 2008.

He said the commission would explore ways of resolving the dispute which Lagos State Government said was getting out of hand.

Lagos deputy governor, Doctor Idiat Adebule, at the meeting alleged that Lagos State officials were being harassed at the disputed borders in Ijebu Ode and Ado Odo.

She also said the sign post along the disputed boundaries had been removed, adding that baales from Epe were harassed and detained by residents of Ijebu Ode, adding that there was the urgent need to resolve the dispute.

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