The Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Mr Emmanuel Oguntuase has called on Ogun state government to extend the dividends of democracy to the people of border towns especially the residents of Tongeji Island in Ipokia Local government area of the State.

Ambassador Emmanuel Oguntuase, Governor Dapo Abiodun and other dignitaries during the courtesy visit

Mr Oguntuase made the call when he paid a courtesy visit to Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.

Mr Oguntuase who explained that the government of Republic of Benin was already luring the people of the Island with gifts, with the aim of nationalising them, called for the provision of basic infrastructure in the Island to make life more comfortable for the residents of the area.

Responding, Governnor Dapo Abiodun who promised to constitute a committee to visit Tongeji Island, said the state government would interface with the boundary commission towards alleviating the sufferings of the residents of the Island.

Governor Abiodun also promised to collaborate with Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN commission, towards tackling insecurity and other challenges confronting the residents of border communities.

Bolanle Adesida


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