11th March, 2011
The Lagos State Citizensâ€™ Mediation Centre (CMC), an arm of the stateâ€™s Ministry of Justice, has got a boost as it commissioned three additional offices to the existing five.
The new offices are located at Amukoko, Agege and Bariga.
Speaking at the occasion on Wednesday, acting Head, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Odusanya, said the expansion became necessary to make resolution of disputes dispensed to members of the public speedy, more accessible and effective.
The scheme, according to her, was necessitated by external monitors, Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project (LMDGP) in collaboration with the World Bank.
The Amukoko office, according to Odusanya, will serve the people of Orile, Alaba Suru, Ajegunle, Apapa, FESTAC Town, Amuwo Odofin, Mile 2 and Okota; the one at Bariga will take care of residents of Somolu, Gbagada, Oworonsoki, Fola Agoro and Abule Oja, while Agege centre will attend to citizens of Ogba, Abule Egba, Alimoso, Iyana Ipaja, Shasha, Agbado, Iju Ishaga and other places in that area.
Also speaking at the occasion, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, noted that the move to have more offices will make access to justice easy for the people of Lagos, while the Chairman, Governing Council, Mr. Ololade Salami, disclosed that more branches would be established in more local governments in the state.