Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has said, the protection of lives, property and land resource of the state will not be compromised. Dr. Okowa stated this when he played host to Director General, National Boundary Commission, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed and officials of the Edo and Delta State Boundary Committees.

The .governor who was represented by his deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, said Delta and Edo state remained one indivisible sister state and called on the National Boundary Commission to ensure that all disputed lands were resolved at the meeting to put an end to further hostilities in the border, towns.

The governor who noted that communities with land resources especially those on border towns are prone to conflicts affirmed that justice should prevail in total resolution of the issue. He said the tension generated along the Abraka/Eku/ Umutu axis over boundary matter has taken another dimension and sued for immediate resolution to avoid loss of lives and other valuables.

The governor commended the commission for the meeting between the two states in response to the complaints and advised residents of border towns to embrace peace to pave way for the accelerated development of their areas. Earlier, the Director General, National Boundary Commission, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed said the interstate boundaries between Delta .and Ondo Stales has reached completion stage while the meeting in Asaba is aim at resolving the Edo/Delta land dispute

Dr. Ahmed noted the meeting intended to discuss the outstanding additional fieldwork in the grey sectors and to examine the factors that militated against the implementation of the last scheduled programme as well as to agree on a new programme of activities that would put the issue at rest once and for all.

While appealing to the two states to co-operate with the commission in the eventual demarcation that would put an end to the issues, he lauded the De1ta State Government for hosting the meeting, pointing out that resolutions that would be reached will move the boundary definition and demarcation forward.