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Shun Litigation, Embrace Peaceful Resolution - NSCDC Boss

ACG Shem Obafaiye (middle) flanked by the Ogun State NSCDC Commandant, Hamid Abodunrin and Provost Rachael Awosusi at the event.
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), CG Muhammad Abdullahi Gana has urged members of the public to shun litigation for peaceful resolution.

CG Gana equally suggested that, alternative dispute resolution has the only means of decongesting the Nigerian prisons. 

He stated this on Thursday in Abeokuta at the final Refresher  Course and Peer Review Session for NSCDC Peace Officers from Southwest, South East and South South Geo-Political zones.

The Commandant-General who was represented by the Assistant Commandant-General, Zone F, ACG Shem Obafaiye said the training was necessary to move away from the traditional ways of settling crisis.

He urged members of the public to shun litigation and embrace mediation as strategies and mechanism for conflict resolution.

CG Gana however explained that, about 72,000 cases were resolved between 2018 and 2019, while the sum N200million was recovered for warring parties. 

"The safety of the people is to maintain peace and property of the society. The training was to maintain peace and tranquility in the society.

"The idea was mooted to move away from the traditional ways of settling crisis whereby alternative dispute resolution can used to solve crisis. In 2018, about 35,000 cases was resolved while in 2019 so far, we have recorded 37,000 cases and the Corps has successfully recovered the sum of N200million for the warring groups. 

"We believe the only way to decongest our prisons in the country is to shun litigation and embrace peaceful resolution because nobody comes back from court and remain friends."

Meanwhile, about 80 participants drawn across three geo-political attended the four-day refresher course in Ogun State.

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