In its continued efforts to move the Delta /Edo interstate boundary definition and determination processes forward, the National Boundary Commission issued a communiqué in order to find a lasting solution to the boundary dispute between Edo/Delta state. The meeting which was presided over by Dr. M.B. Ahmed, Director General, National Boundary Commission, has its Delta and Edo States delegations led by the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr Kingsley Otuaro, Rt. Hon. Pius Odubu, the Deputy Governor of Edo State respectively and as well as Surv. E. B. Awudu, Surveyor- General of the Federation as part of the federal government delegations.

The meeting discussed the issues raised exhaustively and having reviewed the outstanding grey sectors accordingly the communique which was read by the Director-General, National Boundary Commission, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed, resolved that the States shall identify, articulate relevant documents with respect to the forest Reserves, contributions to the Reserves and the Ethiope River sector for the use by the Technical Committee

It was resolved that the records shall be made available to other stakeholders i.e National Boundary Commission, Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation, Edo and Delta States as may be applicable on or before 30th April, 2016. That the National Boundary Commission shall invite the surveyors-General of Delta and Edo Stales with their support staff to Abuja for the plotting/charting of the Forest Reserves as well as the Ethiope River axis at a date to be fixed.

Other resolve reached includes; that the fieldwork to address the outstanding grey sectors of DA21-DE9/E22 and DE9/E22-D22-DE10 shall be undertaken from 6th June, 2016 to 22nd July, 2016. Also, that the State Governments shall endeavour to provide their state representatives on the Joint Field Team the necessary survey equipment, and logistics support to enable them participate in the fieldwork and also that the State Governments, Local Government Councils and relevant security agencies shall provide adequate security to the Joint Field Team during the demarcation exercise

It was resolved that the two State Governments are enjoined to press upon Presco (or any other firms) operating near the border areas to limit their operations to the undisputed areas and maintain the peace pending the final determination of the boundary.

That there shall be continued enlightenment and sensitization of the border communities by the Traditional Rulers, local government Chairmen and various stakeholders on the way forward in the realization of peace and harmony on the boundary and the two states shall maintain the status quo pending the final determination of the boundary.