Kwara Assembly tasks Buhari on border securityThe
Kwara State House of Assembly has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to
make the nation's Border Community Development Agency functional with a
view to check mating security lapses and ensure provision of basic
infrastructure for the affected communities to give them a sense of
This formed part of the resolutions of the Kwara State House
of Assembly after considering a report of the House Committee on Local
Government and Chieftaincy Affairs on the motion titled "Provision of
adequate infrastructure to Border communities along Nigeria-Benin
Republic in Baruteen Local Government Area of the State" raised by a
member representing Ilesha/Gwanara constituency Alhaji Umar Mohammed
The Speaker Dr Ali Ahmad while reading the resolutions
of the House on the report said border communities in the State had not
felt the impact of the Agency as most of the affected communities
lacked access roads and other basic infrastructure,unlike their
counterparts in Republic of Benin which were provided with schools,
market, dispensary and place of worship by the Government of that
The House equally urged the State Revenue Service
to provide revenue generating facilities in Chikanda and other routes,
so as to use such proceeds to provide necessary infrastructure to
improve the well being of border line communities in the State.
The legislature also directed the State Ministry of Health to
immediately deploy medical personnel and provide necessary facilities to
the Chikanda cottage hospital for the use of immediate communities in
It also equally directed Baruten Local Government
Council to as a matter of necessity include projects for development of
border communities especially schools and boreholes in its annual budget
to reduce the hardship confronting the border line communities in the
Local Government Area.
The Chairman House Committeee on.
Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Alhaji Jimoh Akanni Abdul
Rahman had while presenting his report at the plenary observed among
other things that the border communities in the area were porous and
vulnerable to security threat.
He equally established that the
Chairman of the Local Government Alhaji Mohammed Bio released some
documents ceding some communities to Republic of Benin as approved by
the National Boundary Commission as this according to the report did not
go down well with traditional rulers of the affected Communities.