………resolves 13, 125, Recovers 402.3 Million in one year
The Lagos State Citizens’ Mediation Centres in year 2020 successfully resolved over 13,000 cases as part of its contribution towards upholding Law and Order in the State as espoused in the T.H.E.M.E.S Developmental Agenda of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Administration.
The Director, Citizens’ Mediation Centre (CMC), Mrs. Abiola Oseni made this known during the presentation of CMC year 2020 annual report.
According to her, the total number of cases received by the centre in year 2020 was 22,617 out of which 16,369 were mediated. 13, 125 cases were totally resolved; 885 cases were independently resolved by the parties without mediation; 128 cases were referred to appropriate agencies of government; 1,317 cases were terminated due to non-attendance at mediation sessions by parties involved while 1,837 cases are adjourned for further mediation.
The reports further shows that the Centre recovered Four Hundred and Two Million, Three Hundred and Thirteen Thousand, Six Hundred and Three Naira (N402,313,603) on behalf of parties, being the total value of settlement of debt related matters.
Speaking on the Annual report, Mrs. Oseni said this is an indication that the centre has the capacity to ensure the State is free from dispute.
According to her CMC is established by the Lagos State Government to bring justice to door step of the indigents, decongest the courtroom, thereby accelerating the wheel of justice.
She therefore enjoined Lagos State residents to visit any CMC office close to them and have their disputes settled free of charge.
Popoola Naheem Olaide
Public Affairs Officer,
Citizens’ Mediation Centre