The Chairman, Governing Council, Plateau Multi Door Court, retired Justice Chris Senlong, has said that the court will commence sitting in January 2020.
Senlong made the disclosure on Tuesday in Jos when he led members of the council on a courtesy call on the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Plateau Council.
Nigeria News Agency reports that Gov. Simon Lalong had in 2018 signed the Multi Door Court House bill 2017 into law to advance the practice of an
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the state.
“When the court resumes sittings next year, it will enhance the administration of justice through mediation, arbitration and conciliation in the settlement of disputes.
“Multi Door Court is a platform for alternative dispute resolution and a centre where dispute can be resolved without necessarily going into litigation.
“The process is cheaper, faster and friendly means of dispute resolution.
“The court process in Nigeria has been very slow, very expensive and most people end up being disappointed and frustrated,” he said.
The retired judge of the Federal High Court stated that Plateau Multi Door Court would be extended to all the 17 local governments of the state.
He called on those interested in being arbitrators, mediators and conciliators to register as Panel of Neutrals with the court before Nov. 7.
Plateau NUJ Chairman, Mr Paul Jatau, in his remarks assured the court that journalists in the state would partner with it to resolve disputes and to also promote mutual coexistence in the state.
Jatau commended the Plateau Government for the establishment of the Multi Door Court, saying it would go a long way in settling disputes.
He also expressed the willingness and desire of Journalists in the state to be involved as mediators and conciliators.
Edited by Abdullahi Yusuf
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