The Ondo State government have promised to wade into persistent boundary dispute by some communities in Ondo and Ogun states.
The state deputy governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi made this promise on Saturday when he visited Atijere community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State near Makun, a boundary community in Ogun State.
Agboola who represented the state governor, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu added that all disputes would be resolved amicably very soon. assured.
He urged the people to maintain peace while governments of the two States dialogue.
“The central government is controlled by APC, same goes for Ondo and Ogun states, besides, we are brothers – the two states are Yoruba states.
“Do not also forget that the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is a senior lawyer ; the Ondo state Gov. Akeredolu is a lawyer and I am equally speaking to you as a lawyer.
“We shall use the instruments of laws to resolve it and not violence,” Ajayi said.
He also said that the community would feel the impact of the current government.
He added that the Aboto-Atijere road under construction would be completed and electricity would be reinstalled back to the local government area.
Speaking earlier, the traditional ruler of Atijere, Oba Samuel Olumide Edema, the Moluku of Atijere posited that there were enough evidence to prove that the land in dispute actually belong to Ondo state.
He regretted the neglect of the community by various past administrations.
He also assured the government that there would be peace in the community until government finally settle the disputes.