LAGOS – Mr Babajide Sawoolu, Governor of Lagos State, who has been in the forefront of advancing the course of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) with the establishment of Citizens Mediation Centres and the Multi- Door Court House, has assured Lagosians that his administration would do more in the area of settling issues that would have ended in acrimonious litigation.
He stated this during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Annual conference and gala nite of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K) Nigeria, Branch, held in Lagos on Thursday.
The Governor, who was represented at the event by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, added, “We believe we can achieve much more with the establishment of more ADR Centres and increased public awareness advocacy.”
At the event themed, ‘Positioning Africa: The Changing Landscape in Alternative Dispute Resolution,’ the Governor noted that in the very near future, the number of dispute resolutions arising from business transactions would most likely increase as a result of the expected trade activities from the newly signed Africa Continental Trade Agreement.
According to the Governor, “We must plan ahead by strengthening the capacity of our ADR institutions to ensure smooth and quick resolution of most of the anticipated number of disputes.”