PCACC Says 70% of Cases it Handles are Resolved Through ADR
About 70% of the cases handled by Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) were resolved through Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) mechanism.
Chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, who disclosed this during the opening of a day training workshop on ADR for state counsel held at the Kano Anti-corruption Institute, Goron Dutse on Tuesday, said the commission relies heavily on mediation in resolving over 20, 000 disputes it has handled during his tenure, a press release by the commission’s director of special assignment, Usman Bello, revealed.
He explained that ADR provides quicker results with less cost than litigation while it lessens the possibility of creating acrimonies among disputing parties.
It was in this regard that Kano State ministry of justice said it is now working towards promoting ADR mechanism in undertaking its assignment and reducing the number of cases and delay in determining the cases in the courts of law, according to the state attorney general and commissioner for justice, M. A. Lawan while declaring the training open.
He said the Ministry will sponsor more training for the personnel to empower them in the Alternative Dispute Resolution for the benefit of the people of the state, and charged the participants to make good use of the knowledge they acquired for the benefit of humanity.
Nigerian Sketch observed that about 50 state counsel attended the workshop.