Ondo and Ogun States Government on Thursday met to resolve boundary issues between the people of Atijere in Ilaje local government (Ondo) and Makun-Omi, waterside local government (Ogun).
The meeting, that took place at the government house in Abeokuta had in attendance the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi and his counterpart in Ogun State,Mrs Yetunde Onanuga.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Ajayi said the people living in both communities would see there was no reason to fight each other.
He said it was not a formal meeting, but to discuss issues affecting the two communities.
Ondo deputy governor said Ogun delegation to be led by Onanuga is also expected to visit Ondo state, adding that at that meeting, they will address stakeholders including traditional rulers of the two warring communities.
“We are one,we will resolve all the issues,we are expecting the boundary commission to come and conduct the survey which had been done in Ogun, we will amicably agree and come to live together.
“The two communities have done so many things in together,the two Governnors of our states are credible leaders,so I believe when the community leaders see us on television smiling, they will see reasons that we mean well,” he said
Earlier, Onanuga had also noted that the meeting was not official, but the sister states deemed it fit to hold the meeting to discuss some of the boundary issues.
She noted that the two states had resolved to continue with the peaceful coexistence they had been enjoying in the past.
“This is not an official meeting, it is an informal one that his excellency, the deputy governor of Ondo State and chairman of the Ondo State boundary commission.
” Their administration just assumed office, the two sister states deemed it fit to hold a boundary meeting to resolve some of the issues we have between our two states and that was why the meeting was held,
“If a boundary meeting was to be held, the boundary commission will call the meeting,we thought of it that this is something that can be discussed peacefully between the two states.We believe we are working together for thesame purpose.
“I can authoritatively tell you that we have resolved to go back and talk to our people to live happily,” she said.
She later noted that the two states would organise the National Boundary Commission to conduct the survey they did in Ogun State to be done in Ondo.after which meeting will be fixed to resolve the issues.