The Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Chief (Mrs) Cecilia Ezeilo, has reconstituted and inaugurated the Igbo Etiti Local Government Boundary Committee at the Council Headquarters, Ogbede.
Chief Mrs Ezeilo, represented by Elder Sunday Ugwu, the Secretary, Enugu State Boundary Committee, urged the members to take seriously the assignment given to them to justify the confidence the government placed on them by choosing them for the assignment.
After outlining their terms of reference and the modus operandi of the committee, she dwelt on the sensitive nature of their assignments and urged them to be fair, just and most importantly deal with cases before them in ways that would satisfy all parties involved.
According to her, “most times land matters are resolved in courts, a party wins and another loses. The party that loses always nurses ill feelings which are normally transmitted to younger generations and that keeps alive the animosity until the embers ignite into future conflicts. Therefore, it is always better if a solution is found through a negotiated means in a round table manner that leaves everyone satisfied”.
In his speech, the Transition Chairman of the council, Hon. Malachy Agbo, thanked the Deputy Governor for her interest in peace among Igbo Etiti people.
He noted that while there were no intractable boundary disputes in the area, the inauguration of the committee would ensure any potential problem in that regard was nipped in the bud through the committee made up of credible members with proven records of integrity.
Members of the boundary committee include: Hon Patrick Nwodo, the Vice Chairman of the council; Hon Fred Ugwu, Supervisor for Works; Hon. Edwin Idogwu, Supervisor for Finance; Supol Ifeanyi Nwoye, DPO Ogbede; Mrs Amaka Eze, Head of DSS; Mr. Chijioke Nnamani and Mrs. Emilia Enenmor, Head Immigrations.
Others are HRH Igwe Michael Odo, Chairman Igbo Etiti Council of Traditional Rulers; HRH Igwe Chris Eze; Chief Julius Ngwu, former Director Enugu State Town Planning Authority; Chief Kevin Amadi, former Surveyor General Enugu State, and Engr. Okoro Onyemauche, HOD Works, Igbo Etiti.
Elder Ugwu was accompanied to the event by Hon. Stephen Anibueze, the Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Boundary Matters and Surveyor Danny Okorie, who represented the Surveyor-General of the State.