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Taraba Group Hails Surveyor Aliyu Omar Performance On HPPC




The Taraba Concern Citizen Forum has commended the Secretary of the High Powered Presidential Committee (HPPC) on Nigeria's Extended Continental Shelf Project Surveyor Aliyu Omar for making Taraba proud with his performance at the committee.


The Committee had extend Nigeria's maritime boundaries in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 1982 with Surveyor Aliyu Omar from Jalingo Taraba state  playing a key role during the  technical presentations of reports to President Bola Tinubu


Surveyor Aliyu Omar among other experts have been involved in the project since Nigeria's initial submission to extend its continental shelf to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) in 2009.


They informed the President that the UN has approved Nigeria's submission, granting sovereignty over additional square kilometres of maritime territory.

"When the HPPC briefed former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2022 on the status of the project, the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) was still considering Nigeria's submission and having technical interactions with the HPPC.


"These interactions and consideration have now culminated in the approval for Nigeria to extend its continental shelf beyond 200M (200 nautical miles).


"As it stands now, the area approved for Nigeria is about 16,300 square kilometres, which is about five times the size of Lagos State,'' Surveyor Omar told the President.


He added that the official notification of the decision was conveyed to Nigeria by the UN Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) in August 2023, shortly after President Tinubu assumed office.

Coordinator of the Taraba Concern Citizen Forum Comrade Mansur Munkaila Jirgi said the Taraba born Surveyor Aliyu Omar performance on the HPPC is a is one of the greatest contributions a Taraban has made to Nigeria in recent history.



The group while praising Surveyor Aliyu Omar said his activities on the committee brought pride to Taraba state.


"Surveyor Aliyu Omar OON is has shown the world that Taraba has great intellectuals if given the deserved opportunities will contribute greatly to the development of Nigeria. We single out Surveyor Aliyu Omar because he his a worthy role model to youths not only in Taraba but the nations at large,"   Comrade Mansur Munkaila Jirgi said.

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