Taraba State governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku and his Benue State
counterpart, Dr Samuel Ortom, have resolved to work in accord with
each other for the progress and development of the two states.
The resolution which was contained in a six point communique issued by
the two governors shortly after their sensitization visit to the
neighboring border of Akwana in Wukari, Taraba State and Ayi in Benue
“We have resolved that the office of the deputy governor of Taraba
State and that of the deputy governor of Benue State, the Taraba State
and the Benue State Boundary Commission, and in conjunction with
National Boundary Commission would Work out strategist for the
demarcation of the border between the two communities” the communique
The communique stressed that the two governors agreed that at the end
of the demarcation exercise all persons from various communities who
fall on either side of the boundary must obey and respect the tenets
and norms of their state of domicile.
The communique noted that the two governors promised to pressurize the
federal government to rehabilitate the Wukari-Akwatan Sule road to
ease the movement of goods and services.
“The forthcoming demarcation exercise of the two states between
Taraba and Benue State is for administrative convenience.
“All citizens of the two communities must live as one irrespective of
their tribal and religious differences” the communique added.
The communique said the two governors, Arc. Darius Ishaku and Dr.
Samuel Ortom have urged the people of both neighboring communities to
eschew all forms of violence, criminal acts and behaviour capable of
LEADERSHIP reports that the Akwana town in Wukari, Taraba State and
the Ayi town in Benue State was in past having lingering border
dispute with each other.