We Are 25 Years Behind Lagos State – Gov. Ajimobi

We Are 25 Years Behind Lagos State – Gov. Ajimobi

….commissions multi-door court complex in Ibadan

SAM OLUWALANA

The Oyo State Governor, Senator Isiaka Ajimobi, on Tuesday in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State said that the state is light years behind Lagos State, despite its Pacesetters tag.

Ajimobi, added that the problem with the people of the state is attitudinal, and that since its inception,  his administration has tried to bring attitudinal changes to bear on the people of the state, in order for it to measure up to others in the comity of nations.

 The state Chief Executive said this while commissioning the ultra modern Multi-door Court i, at the State high Court Complex, Ring Road.

The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, on his own, said the commencement of the operation of the Multi-Door Court in the state would undoubtedly reduce congestion in
both High court and Magistrates in the state.

Governor Ajimobi added  that the fundamental challenges in the state is the attitude of dependence , whereby people depends so much on begging others to survive.

He said success comes to those who work hard for it and that while hardwork is essential, courage is even more important.

”We call ourselves the Pacesetters, but we are no more that, that is gone with the wind. Lagos, which is not more that 2-3nhours from us is 25 years ahead of us.

Justice Abimbola said that the Mono-Door system only allows settlement
by litigation, but with the alternative resolution mechanism, inherent in the Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR), litigants would now have alternatives of settling their dispute
through mediation, conciliation, negotiation and arbitration.

“ The multi-door court would leads to early neutral evaluation and settlement.

“A new dawn has begun in the administration of justice in Oyo State
with the lunching of this Multi-Door Court.

“ We shall use it to ease the task of justice system and make do all
the enablement offered us to enhance and bear on justice delivery in
the state.

“ We shall partner with Negotiation and Conflict Management Group
(NCMG) and the Alternative Dispute Regulation (ADR) society to ensure
success in the adoption and use of this alternative,’ Abimbola said

He appreciated Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State for providing funds to
reposition the judiciary in the state in order to meet the challenges
in justice delivery.

In his contribution, Mr Seun Abimbola, the state Attorney-General and
Commissioner for Justice, said the multi-door court would facilitate
better access to justice and create harmonious environment for mutual
resolution of disputes before it escalate into conflicts.

“When a disagreement is not quickly and appropriately resolved, it
escalates into a dispute which carries with it a potential of becoming
a conflicts,’’ he said.

While commissioning the multi-door court, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo
State said that the multi-door court was a place where people go
fighting and at the end of the day, come back friends.

Ajimobi said his administration supported it because it was the
foundation and reason his government exists, because it enhance peace and
security in the society.

He described the Chief Judge as a man who always manifested high
integrity and professionalism, saying he was happy to work with him.