Lagos Mediation Centre resolves 801 cases, recovers N5.39m in September

The Lagos State Citizens’ Mediation Centre (CMC) says it successfully resolved 801 cases in the month of September.

The Director of the centre, Mrs Abiola Oseni, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said that the cases covered issues such as landlord/tenancy, land disputes and monetary claims, among others.

Oseni said that the total number of cases received during the period was 1,277, out of which 801 were successfully resolved, while 174 were referred to appropriate agencies of government.

She revealed that 162 cases were terminated due to non-attendance at mediation sessions by parties involved, while 140 were currently adjourned for further mediation.

The director said that the CMC was able to recover, on behalf of its clients, debt settlement with a total value of N5.390 million.

According to her, the monthly report of September 2020 affirms that the centre has been consistent in its mandate to promoting peaceful resolution of disputes among citizens and residents of Lagos State.

Recall that the Centre, in its report for the month of August, announced recovery of about N9.5million from indebted parties on behalf of its clients, while it resolved 723 cases.

Oseni urged members of the public to fully embrace mediation as a credible platform for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

She also advised residents to call the CMC Hotlines – 08118161620, 09044629270, 09063745013, 09095122147 – in the event of any form of dispute.

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