The Oyo State government has launched a Multi-Door Court House in the jurisdiction as a medium to enhance and facilitate quick administration and resolution of civil disputes—as well as boosting the confidence of the organised private sector in the state.
At the inauguration ceremony yesterday, Governor Abiola Ajimobi stressed that the multi-door court would facilitate alternative dispute resolution for easier access to justice
In addition, it will aid decongestion of courts induced by litigations.
“The effort is to provide a credible alternative, that is, a constitutional route toward dispute resolution and attainment of justice,” Ajimobi said.
He stated that the facility, which is attached to the state high court, and its structures would ensure that commercial disputes do not frustrate the ease of doing business in the state.
The Chief Judge of the state, Justice Munta Abimbola, in his address described the novel dispute resolution initiative as a new dawn in the administration of justice in the state—promising to use same to ease the task of the justice apparatus
“A new dawn begins in the administration of justice in Oyo State. We shall use it to ease the task of justice system”. He said.
“We shall make do with all the enablements offered us to enhance and bear in justice delivery in Oyo State. We shall partner with Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG) and the ADR Society to ensure success in the adaptation and use of this alternative.” He added.
The state’s Commissioner for Justice , Mr. Seun Abimbola, in his own remarks stated that the multi-door court would be a wholesome complement to the Citizen’s Mediation Centre at the Ministry of Justice which, according to him, had earlier been repositioned by the incumbent administration, handling between 700 and 800 cases annually, with an 80 per cent success rate in resolution.”
The facilitator of Multi-Door Courthouse in Nigeria, Mr. Kehinde Aina, also noted that the special court has capacity to attract the organised private sector and other investors to the state.