HUMANITARIAN CRISIS LOOMS IN EBONYI STATE –LAWMAKER

ebonyi3The member representing Ezza South and Ikwo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Chief Lazarus Ogbe has called on the National Boundary Commission to demarcate the boundaries between Ebonyi and Cross River States to check incessant clashes among communities living in the border areas. Chief Ogbe made the call while receiving members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ebonyi State Chapter who visited him in his hometown Onueke in Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The Lawmaker pointed out that the number of displaced persons in his constituency as a result of clashes over disputed lands in the area was becoming overwhelming and may result in humanitarian crisis if urgent steps were not taken. “We have equally talked with our colleaguesfrom Cross River, most especially the man representing Abi, and we have brought the attention of the National Boundary CommIssion into it, to come and finally have a lasting demarcation between the Agbadama people and the Amagu people, to forestall furher destruction of life and property of our people and then allow to our people as agrarians to go back to their farms.”

The Chairman of the Chapel, Mr Jacob Ogodo assured the Lawmaker that members of the Correspondents Chapel would continue to be objective in their reportage and commended him for the effective representation of his constituents.

 

AMECHI ODO

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