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FCTA Begins Dispute Resolution Training For Community Leaders

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is to train traditional/community leaders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on skills necessary to enable them resolve disputes among members of their communities.

Briefing newsmen on the activities of his office, the secretary for Legal Services Secretariat, Mohammed Babangida Umar, noted that engaging traditional rulers in disputes resolution would promote peaceful co-existence, manage communal conflicts and expand the scope of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism in FCT communities.

Umar stated that the training, which includes, basics of Nigerian law, government policies, human rights, customary/family law, ADR and conflict resolution skills, would enable them carry out mediation, while respecting Nigerian laws and rights of parties.

He disclosed that the secretariat has embarked on the review and digitalization of the laws of the FCT to enhance the operational efficiency of the territory and to promote the delivery of justice within its jurisdictional authority.

The secretary added that the review would also create easy access to the laws, whenever people need them, while the digitalized version of the FCT law would grant users easy accessibility at any time, 24hours a day and 365 days of the year.

He noted that the recent passage and signing, into law, of the FCT Civil Service Commission Act by the national assembly and the president would regulate the issues of appointment, promotions and discipline and also provide a level playing ground for people, by giving them opportunities to be employed and to progress in the service, based on competence and merit.

 


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