The Director General of the National Boundary Commission, Adamu Adaji, on Tuesday evening in Katsina said that security challenges and other factors prevented field work that could have been carried out on the boundary between Katsina and Kano states.
He, however, commended residents of the two states for living peacefully.
Adaji spoke at a joint meeting with officials on Kano/Katsina interstate boundary held at the Katsina Presidential Banquet Hall.
“The fieldwork we agreed previously to carry out on the boundary could not be realised due to the several forces beyond our control.
“The security challenges faced by both states and parts of the country contributed to our inability to embark on any field work on the boundary.
“It is against that background that I wish to note that the National Boundary Commission shares in the pains and grieves of the people of the state.
“It is our prayers that Almighty God in His Infinite Mercies brings to end all security challenges faced by the State and other parts of Nigeria as a whole, Adaji said.
The Katsina state Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu, had earlier assured that the state was committed to peace with its neighbouring states.
He gave the assurance when he received the NBC Director General in his office.
The Deputy Governor described Katsina/Kano boundary as one of the most peaceful interstate boundaries in the country that has never recorded any boundary dispute which, according to him is not unconnected with the cordial relationship existing between the two sister states since the colonial era.
He believed that the Katsina meeting would provide opportunities for understanding and appreciating the two sister states’ supporting roles of creating the right orientation about the true functions of their boundaries.
On his part, the NBC Director General commended the two states for creating a conducive atmosphere to facilitate the meeting as scheduled.
Adaji commended traditional rulers and other stakeholders who supported and encouraged the officials throughout the exercise.
He added that the Katsina meeting was holding to consider various recommendations to be given by the experts in attendance for necessary actions to be taken accordingly and chat the way forward.