Kabiru Adjoto, Edo State House of Assembly speaker, has attributed the amicable resolution of the boundary dispute between Edo and Kogi states to the mutual quest for sustained peaceful co-existence between the two states for the socio-economic benefits of the people.
The speaker, while playing host to members of Ebira Vonya Association of Nigeria, Edo State chapter, described Ebira people as industrious, while their farmers contribute to agricultural development of the country.
He expressed satisfaction that Ebira Indigenes are reputed for peace, orderliness and respect for constituted authority and major contributor to socio-economic transformation, which pave way for their full integration into such community.
Adjoto admonished them to continue to toe the path of peace, tranquility and shun any act capable of instigating them against constituted authority.
He assured that their request of integrating qualified and competent indigenes of Ebira community into the mainstream of governance would be looked into soon.
Expressing delight for the honour done to him through the naming of a street in Kogi State after him and his installation as patron of Osichogolo community, he said they were pointers to the fact that Ebira people appreciate hard work and good representation.
Mohammed Yakubu, president-general, Ebira Vonya Community in Edo State, said the visit was to interface with the speaker on some issues, which needed to be addressed through the cultivation of political will.
According to the PG, more than 27,000 indigenes of Ebira are settled in Edo, contributing to socio-economic development and agricultural growth as well as adapting to He announced plans by the body to present a prestigious award of honour to the speaker for his selfless contributions to the development of Ebira land.
The courtesy visit was witnessed by Victor Asein representing Owan West Constituency, Monday Ehighalua (Esan West) and Damian Lawani (Etsako) in Edo Assembly.