The directorate will help decongest the courts.
The Ogun State government on Friday said it has concluded plans to establish a Citizen’s Right Directorate in the state.
The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Abimbola Akeredolu, made this known after the State’s weekly Executive Council meeting.
She explained that this is part of the government’s plan to decongest the courts as the directorate would use moral persuasion or other non-judicial methods issues between parties, thus reducing the number of cases that would have been taken to the courts.
Mrs. Akeredolu told journalists that the proposal for a law to formally establish the directorate has gotten government’s approval.
According to her, the council has already directed that a memorandum seeking to establish the directorate be forwarded to the State House of Assembly for further necessary action.
“Since the Director and other staff of the directorate are already members of staff of the Ministry of Justice, the passage of the bill would not significantly increase government’s expenditure,” she said.
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