Ebonyi govt establishes Citizens Mediation Centre, mediates 235 Cases

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Ebonyi State has established a Citizens Mediation Centre to provide alternative dispute resolution mechanism for the people.

The state Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Ben Odo made this disclosure on his scorecard within one year in office.

He noted that the Center has helped to resolve disputes more amicably and quickly, reducing the burden on the formal justice system and ultimately leading to less congestion in the courts.

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

Odoh also disclosed that as part of judicial reforms, about 154 civil and 41 criminal cases have been concluded which demonstrates his Ministry’s commitment to effective dispensation of justice.

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According to him, “We trained and chartered 20 Law officers as mediators, arbitrators and negotiators. This not only enhances the capacity of legal practitioners in the state but also promotes alternative dispute resolution methods, which can lead to quicker and less adversarial resolutions of disputes, benefiting the citizens”.

“The Citizens Mediation Center provides an alternative dispute resolution mechanism for citizens. It can help resolve disputes more amicably and quickly, reducing the burden on the formal justice system, and ultimately leading to less congestion in the courts. So far, 46 cases have been successfully disposed of in this centre.”

“The successful conclusion of 154 civil and 41 criminal cases demonstrates our Ministry’s commitment to the effective dispensation of justice. Timely resolution of cases is crucial for citizens seeking legal redress and promotes a sense of fairness and security in the legal system”.

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