Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
The present administration in Ogun State says it is committed to ensuring good governance and obedience to the rule of law, just as it pledges to be equitable, fair and just in its determined bid to take the state to the next level.
The State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, represented by his Deputy, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele stated this at the commissioning of Ogun Multi-Door Courthouse, Sagamu, said the construction of the edifice would complement his ‘Building our Future Together Agenda’.
This was according to statement issued by one of the Media aides to the Deputy governor, Mrs Oluwaseun Boye and made available to newsmen on Thursday
Abiodun was quoted to have said that, “Justice delay is justice is denied; and for the people of Remoland, Justice is no longer denied, as this facility would definitely be useful in encouraging investments and also resolving dispute in all sectors. This means that business processes are not strangulated by exorbitant and protracted court processes”.
While commending Remo Group and Development Foundation (RemoGDF) for another note worthy achievement, Governor Abiodun said the project was commendable and worthy of emulation by other groups.
In his goodwill message, the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, HRM, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, appreciated RGDF for its gesture of financing the Ogun Multi-Door Courthouse in Sagamu, noting that the era of travelling to other parts of the State to resolve conflicts would now be a thing of the past.
The Co-Chairman, socio-economic group, Aare Kolawole Oyefeso in his address, said the project, which was financed by Remo indigenes was aimed at sending signals to other communities in the State to initiate developmental programmes, noting that government cannot do it alone.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, pointed out that Ogun was the only State in Nigeria and even in the sub-Saharan Africa that could boast of establishing three Multi-Door court houses, noting that the State Judiciary has become one of the few Judiciaries that have complied with the directive of the National Judicial Council Policy of 2016, where Alternative Dispute Resolution ( ADR) must be adopted by all courts.
Justice Dipeolu added that Alternative Dispute Resolution was now acknowledged as the quickest and less acrimonious means of resolving dispute globally, saying, with the massive infrastructural development attracting influx of local and international investors, there was need to address the current slow pace of litigation and key into the Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism.