Nigeria, Cameroon Committed to Boundary Demarcation, Says Malami

4 August 2021

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said that the federal government is committed to the finalization of the boundary demarcation between Nigeria and Cameroon.

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

In a statement made available to journalists by the AGF's media aide, Dr Umar Gwandu, on Wednesday, the minister said: "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."

He expressed optimism that the steps taken in resolving the outstanding areas of disagreement on the boundary issue between Cameroon and Nigeria will be fully and legally demarcated in no distant time.

According to the AGF, "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."

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 exercise.

In his remarks, Annadif said his visit has opened an outstanding chapter in the international relations and diplomacy with a view to promoting peace among brother nations.

He said the engagement is a proof that African problems can be solved using African solutions by Africans, emphasising on the cordiality of the relationship and mutual understanding between the two neighbouring countries.

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