Nigeria/Cameroon border dispute: FG set to finalise demarcation •Wants disagreed areas of border resolved

Posted by News Express | 5 August 2021 | 545 times

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•Malami and Saleh Annadif



“Federal Government of Nigeria is committed to finalization of the boundary demarcation exercise between Nigeria and Cameroon,” Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has disclosed.

Malami made this known while receiving the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and Sahel, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, who paid him courtesy call on Tuesday.

“I wish to assure you that the Nigerian Delegation is confident that under your leadership, the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC) will continue to achieve more success in its efforts to permanently demarcate the boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria in line with the Judgment of the International Court of Justice and other relevant Treaties and Declarations,” Malami said.

Malami expressed optimism that the steps taken in resolving the outstanding areas of disagreement on the boundary, between Cameroon and Nigeria the boundary will be fully and legally demarcated distant time.

He stated it will be appreciated if all aspects of the disagreed areas of boundary between Nigeria and Cameroon are resolved and demarcated in accordance with the judgment of the International Court of Justice without fear or favour.

According to a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Malami said the proposed session of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC) that will be convened soon in Yaounde will pave the way for landmark achievements including the demarcation exercised.

Speaking, Mahamt Saleh Annadif noted the engagement was a proof that African problems can be solved using African solutions by Africans

Annadif said his visit has opened an outstanding chapter in the international relations and diplomacy with a view to promoting peace among brother nations pointing out the cordiality of the relationship and mutual understanding existing between the two neighbouring countries.

Source: News Express

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