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Nigeria, Cameroon Move To Settle Border Rift



The Federal Government has disclosed that the border disagreement between Nigeria and Cameroon will soon be a thing of the past.

This was made known by Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who led Nigeria’s delegation to the thirty-forth session of the Camaroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission held in Abuja.

“Nigeria is committed to the quick and successful execution of the mandates of the Mixed Commission,” Malami said, noting that areas of disagreement have been reduced to just three.

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He called on the experts to “embrace pragmatism in order to reach consensus in all the three areas of disagreement,” hoping that “amicable solutions would be found as soon as possible to enable the work be completed”.

The two governments showed commitment to work closely with parties to identify and encourage the implementation of trans-border infrastructural project to enhance the economic cooperation as integrate the nations.

The Mixed Commission recommended that the two parties finalised the agreement on the joint exploitation of the hydrocarbon along the maritime border.

A Comminique issued at the end of the session noted that the parties involved did not have same understanding of the International Court of Justice’s judgment on the course of the boundary on localities of Rhoumski, Pillar 8 and Koja.

The Mixed Commission agreed to table discussion on the matter to the ICJ for clarification of its decision.

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