Vice President Kashim Shettima has expressed optimism that President Bola Tinubu’s administration will manage various boundaries in the country.
He said this in a statement on Friday through the vice-president’s spokesman, Stanley Nkwocha, while receiving the management of the National Boundary Commission at the State House.
Its director-general, Adamu Adaji, led the NBC management on a courtesy visit to the vice president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mr Shettima, the chairman of the commission’s board, commended its management and staff for working assiduously with the various stakeholders to ensure harmonious relationships along the border corridors.
On the constitution of a new board for the commission, the vice-president stressed the need to urgently constitute the body to facilitate the operations of the NBC.
He urged stakeholders “to be very sensitive about the nomination of persons from the various sub-regions, particularly selecting people who have background knowledge of the Industry.”
Mr Adaji reiterated the commission’s resolve to sustain the tempo of its activities to preserve and maintain Nigeria’s territorial integrity, according to Peoples Gazette.
The NBC director-general also restated the commission’s commitment to promoting peace and security along internal and international borders. He highlighted some achievements recorded in the ongoing work at the Nigeria-Cameroon International front, including constructing about 2,214 pillars.
Mr Adaji also highlighted the progress of work on the Nigeria-Niger International boundary. He further explained the various efforts made by the commission to promote transborder cooperation between Nigeria and neighbouring countries.