The National Boundary Commission, NBC, has commenced fieldwork on the border communities of
Imo and Rivers State
The NBC, led by the Director-General, Surveyor Adamu Adaji, yesterday spoke while flagging off the joint
field team for Imo and Rivers at Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo state.
He said that both Imo and Rivers field team were expected to thoroughly give accurate data on the
inter-state boundary. An exercise he said would last for two months.
Some of the affected local government areas, Adaji, mentioned in Imo and Rivers state included
“Oguta, Ohaji/ Egbema, Owerri West, Ngor- Okpala and Ndoni, Emuoha, Ikwerre, Etche, Egbema respectively.
He added: “The fieldwork is expected to last for two months. In the process of delivering on this assignment
the joint field team of both Imo and that of Rivers States, as well as the federal government, will traverse the
entire length and breath of the boundary.
“They will pass through the affected local government areas of Oguta, Egbema and Ngor-Okpala in Imo State
and in Rivers state will be Egbema, Ndoni, Emuoha, Ikwerre, and Etche.”
“We charge the members to discharge their duties with the utmost sense of professionalism and commitment
as well as to come up with comprehensive data for the definition of the inter-state boundary,” Adaji said.