Dispute resolution will reduce cases in courts – CJN
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen said the adoption of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism will drastically reduce the volume of cases in courts.
Justice Onnoghen stated this yesterday at the opening of the 2018 National Seminar on Construction Law (NSCL) for judges which held in Abuja.
He said the court has put in place systems of dispute settlement, saying “The Multi-Door Court House has been introduced in our courts across the country to make Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) easily accessible and to encourage litigants to access the various dispute resolution mechanisms available.”
“My Lords, in a bid to promote Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), I have directed at several fora such as this, that courts must ensure that contracts where arbitration clauses are inserted must first go through arbitration before exploring the option of litigation; as this will not only reduce the load of cases but also bring about speedy trials, encourage case flow management, increase investors’ confidence in the construction sector and further strengthen the economy.”