Ebonyi State Government establishes Civil Mediation Centre, conducts 235 mediation cases


Ebonyi State has established a Civil Mediation Centre to provide residents with alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

State Attorney General and Attorney General Ben Odoo made this clear in his scorecard less than a year into his term.

He noted that the centre has helped to resolve disputes more amicably and quickly, reducing the burden on the formal judicial system and ultimately leading to decongested courts.

The commissioner said 46 cases have been successfully disposed of at the centre.

Minister Odoh also revealed that as part of the judicial reforms, some 154 civil cases and 41 criminal cases have been concluded, which he said demonstrates the ministry's commitment to effective justice administration.

He said, “We have trained and certified 20 law officers as mediators, arbitrators and negotiators. This will not only enhance the capacity of legal practitioners in the state but also promote alternative dispute resolution methods, leading to quicker and less adversarial dispute resolution, benefiting the public.”

“The Citizens' Mediation Centre provides citizens with an alternative dispute resolution mechanism. The centre will help resolve disputes more amicably and quickly, reduce the burden on the formal judicial system and ultimately decongest the courts. To date, 46 cases have been successfully handled at the centre.”

“The successful conclusion of 154 civil cases and 41 criminal cases demonstrates our department's commitment to the effective administration of justice. The speedy resolution of cases is vital for citizens seeking legal remedies and promotes fairness and a sense of security in the legal system.”

Source: dailypost.ng

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