We ‘ll continue to strengthen capacity of judiciary, says Abiodun
Gov inaugurates governing council of multi-door courthouse
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, restated that his administration would continue to strengthen the capacity of the judiciary for people to have fair dispensation of justice, irrespective of age, gender, religion, geographical location or political affiliation.
Abiodun, who explained that efficient and effective administration of justice remains an important pillar of access to justice and by extension, a key indicator towards the ease of doing business in any society, said that the current administration in the state would continue to espouse policies to make Ogun the safest place to work, live and do business in Nigeria.
The governor stated these while inaugurating the Governing Council of the Ogun Multi-Door Courthouse and award ceremony held at the Ogun State Magistrates’ Court, Isabo, Abeokuta, the state capital.
Abiodun, represented by his deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said that the multi-door courthouse, as part of the public justice system, had been emplaced to enhance access to justice by providing alternative mechanisms to supplement and complement litigation in the resolution of disputes across the state.
He noted that the Ogun State Judiciary was among the first set of states to comply with the directive of the National Judicial Policy to adopt the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism in the court system.
He, however, charged members of the new governing council, headed by Justice S.A. Olugbemi, to bring to the fore their innovative and adaptive capabilities.
He said that the Council was coming in at a crucial period in the developmental history of the multi-door courthouse as an integral part of the judicial system and administration.
“I charge you to appreciate the enormity of this assignment. You are expected to bring to the fore, more than before, your innovative and adaptive capabilities. In fact, we expect you to make strong bricks without straw. You must think outside the box and even without a box. Therefore, there is need to be more focused, mentally alert and courageous. I am convinced that you are all equal to the task. You have all been chosen, largely on your towering credentials and individual merits.”
“But, it is also important that we remind ourselves that you have been selected from among a wide pool of equally qualified and competent people of which Ogun State is abundantly blessed. You must, therefore, abide to the oath of office and justify the confidence reposed in you by the state government and the good people of the state,” the governor said.
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