The Delta State Government is to use Legal means to reclaim its lands being encroached upon by neighbouring states, just as it commended boundary communities for holding forth despite series of harassment. This was disclosed by the Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, when he played host to the Forum of Delta Communities sharing boundaries with Edo State.

According to him, crisis in most nations were based on struggle for land resources and acquisition, expressing the hope that government will apply all legitimate means to recover its land. While commending the forum for maintaining peace despite series of harassment and intimidation by neighbouring Edo State, he said that a meeting will be summoned between the State Government, National Boundary Commission and all boundary communities in order to resolve all issues bordering on land disputes.

He noted that the protection of lives and property of Deltans is most paramount to the Senator Okowa-led administration and appealed to affected communities to remain calm and peaceful as government was on top of the matter. “The responsibility of security and protection of lives and property is the primary responsibility of Governor Okowa-led administration. We have listened to you and I want to assure you that as a government, we will live up to our responsibility of security and protecting the lives and properties of every Deltans", he stated.

Earlier, the Chairman, Forum of Delta Communities sharing boundary with Edo State, Chief Abel Idigu noted that the visit was to appeal to the state government to intervene in the matter of encroachment of lands belonging to Delta State the Edo State Indigenes. Chief Idigu asserted that most of the encroached portion of lands was as a result of the ambiguity that characterized the creation of Delta State from the defunct Bendel State.

He said, if nothing is done urgently, some of the affected boundary farms would face crisis that might not promote peace and development in the area and the states. Assuring the project experts of Delta State co-operation, he beckoned on the state economic management team to give enabling hands to the experts and consultants of the project to ensure that the administration's expectation on the Delta Commercial City Project is achieved.

In his comment at the occasion, Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr. Kingsley Emu, noted that Delta Commercial City Project would be sited on a piece of land measuring three hundred and sixty hectare, between the old and new Onitsha bridges. Dr. Kingsley Emu disclosed that Delta State Governemnt are in partnership with experts from other countries notably China stressing that this agreement was entered so as not to compromise the objective and interest of the state as the management of the project is lfet for the experts.

Commenting on the project, Oluwale Rhodes Vivaun, Chairman/CEO, Al Hoda property and contracting Services, Limited, commended Delta State Government for her show of maximum political will towards the project, stating that the project when completed would be a city of its own with renewable energy source, schools, hospital and stores.