By Maureen Ojinaka
Enugu – Mr Osita Okwo, the Registrar of the Multi-Door Courthouse, Enugu state, says the courthouse has recorded 96 cases since its inception in September, 2018.
Okwo said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Thursday, adding that 25 cases had been resolved.
He said that the courthouse provides services to individuals, cooperate bodies and organisations through mediation, conciliation and arbitration.
The registrar said that the institution was established as an alternative to litigation for the quick dispensation of cases in an atmosphere that would build relationships.
He further said that the courthouse was designed to resolve court referred matters.
Okwo said that the insitution had a three-month time frame to dispense with any matter brought before it.
He added that any case the courthouse could not resolve would be referred back to the court where it originated from.
He said: “In multi-door courthouse, we have a time frame of three months within which matters are disposed of.”
Okwo commended the Enugu state government for funding the courthouse but pleaded for more funding to enable it to discharge its duties effectively.
He said that the courthouse was rendering services at a cheaper rate and required more funds to sensitise the people about its services.
He called on agencies and corporate oganisations to help the courthouse to disseminate the information about its services.