DELTA GOVT RECEIVES KUDOS FOR TRAILING THE BLAZE IN PEACE BUILDING

Sun Sep 18

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism of the Delta State Government has received yet another major boost as over 20 Legal Officers in the Ministry of Justice have now become Chartered Mediators.

The number of Lawyers in the Delta State Ministry of Justice, certified as professional Mediators and Conciliators rose to over 20 on Tuesday in Abuja when 4 of its Lawyers were inducted as Associate Members of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators alongside 458 others in a ceremony that was attended by High ranking Judicial Officers and stakeholders from the State.

The inductees, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice for the Mediation Course include Mrs Cynthia Eronmwon, Mrs. Akpimegin Ejiro, Mr Henry Maduemezie and Mrs. Adeyeri Efemena. The move, according to the Director of Peoples' Rights, Mr. Omamuzo Erebe was to strengthen the peace building efforts of the State Government.

President of the Institute, Dr. Louis Brown in his welcome remarks congratulated the 458 inductees for dedicating their time to peace building and serving as "lubricants, that lubricate the wheels of relationship in our society" He charged the inductees to be good ambassadors of the Institute and put the knowledge acquired from their training into good use.

In an interview, the new Chartered inductees gave kudos to the Delta State Government for trailing the blaze in peace building and the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in settling disputes which they described as less stressful, easier and faster.

They commended the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Peter Mrakpor for his relentless efforts in building the capacity of Lawyers to meet up with modern challenge. They hailed the decision of the Governing Board of the Institute that gave the most outstanding branch award of the year to the Asaba branch of the Institute as a result of the establishment of the Multi-Door Courthouse by the Delta State Government within the period under review.

The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators is the professional body responsible for the training, regulations and development of the practice of the Alternative Dispute Resolution, especially Mediation in Nigeria

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