Rivers state government vows to protect its assets from neighboring states

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Rivers state government vows to protect its assets from neighboring states
Rivers state government vows to protect its assets from neighboring states

The Rivers State Government has firmly stated its commitment to safeguarding its land, assets, and resources in boundary communities and will not permit neighboring states to encroach upon them.

The State Deputy Governor, Prof. Ngozi Nma Odu, reiterated this stance during a fact-finding mission to Umuru-Ofeh in Omuma Local Government Area, a region facing a land dispute with certain communities in Abia State.

Protecting land and assets

The Deputy Governor, represented by the Surveyor-General of the State, Surveyor Noel Elenwo, assured the people of Rivers State that their land, resources, and assets would remain protected from annexation by any other state.

She emphasized the government’s dedication to resolving boundary disputes peacefully and reiterated its commitment to preserving the lives and property of Rivers people.

Prof. Odu praised the peaceful disposition of the Umuru-Ofeh community and affirmed that the state would continue working towards their protection and the swift resolution of any issues.

She urged the community to maintain peace and assured them that their concerns were being addressed.