Rivers state recovers oil field

By Ifunanya Obeme

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the transfer of Soku oil field from Bayelsa to Rivers State.

Justice Inyang Ekwo in his judgement, ordered the National Boundary Commission (NBC) to rectify the error in its eleventh Edition of Administrative Map which designated San Bartholomew River as the boundary between the two states, instead of River Santa Barbara.

The error was said to have surfaced in the eleventh Edition of Administrative Map produced by the National Boundary Commission, NBC in 2002. The NBC was said to have in its letter dated July 3, 2002 in response to Rivers State government’s protest admitted its mistake and promised to rectify it in the twelfth edition of the administrative map.

The Supreme Court had in 2012 ruled in favor of Rivers State and ordered the rectification of the error

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