The Oyo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Oluwaseun Abimbola, at the weekend said the State Governor Abiola Ajimobi will soon sign into law an alternative dispute resolution bill recently passed by the State House of Assembly.
In a release made available to journalists in Ibadan on Sunday, an elated Abimbola said the law was designed to liberalize dispute resolution in the state and promote access to justice among the residents.
He said the governor was ready to put his assent as soon as the legislators present the clean copy of the passed bill to him.
“One of our signature bills towards Justice sector reforms in Oyo state, targeted at liberalizing the dispute resolution space and promote access to Justice for all residents has just been passed by the Oyo state House of Assembly. This is the Oyo State Multi-door Courthouse Law of 2017,” he added.
Tagged Multi-Door Courthouse Bill, the law was proposed to the law making body by the State government as an executive bill to encourage use of alternative dispute resolution methods among disputants in civil matters, rather than full litigations.
The Attorney-General also disclosed that the state judiciary had made an arrangement within the High Court premises for effective take-off and smooth running of the exercise as soon as the bill is signed to law and inaugurated by the governor.
He commended the Speaker and members of the Oyo state House of Assembly on the diligence given to the passage of laws relevant to the people and their consistent cooperation with the Governor.