The Oyo state government has expressed its readiness to pronounce final judgments on the boundary disputes spreading across 23 local government areas in the state.
Mr Alaba Abiodun, chairman Sub-Technical Committee on State Boundary and Communal Land Dispute Resolutions, revealed this during a joint meeting with the affected Local Government Areas in the state held at the Bureau of Physical Planning and Urban Development Conference Room, Secretariat Ibadan.
Alaba, who is also the state’s surveyor general, said the state deemed it expedient to provide a lasting solution to all lingering intra-local governments and communal land disputes to maintain peaceful living in the state.
The affected Local Government are Akinyele, Ido, Egbeda, Lagelu, Ibadan North West, Ibadan South West, Iseyin, Ibarapa East, Itesiwaju, Atisbo, Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East, Saki West, Saki East, Atisbo South LCDA, Oyo West, Afijio, Kajola, Orelope, Irepo Local Government, Olorunsogo, and Orire local government area of the state.
While awaiting the delivery of final judgments, the Surveyor-General urged people of the affected communities to avoid any form of chaos, live together with unity with the binding rules and regulations of their areas.
He added that peaceful coexistence was crucial for the state government to successfully administer the state and implement planned programmes and policies.
Alaba vowed that the state government would do justice to all lingering boundary disputes without sentiments, fear or favour.
“We are about to give the final judgment for all pending boundary disputes. The committee will do justice to all boundary crises in the state without sentiment and clear conscience at the end of the exercise,” Alaba said.