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Ogun State Branch of Nigeria Bar Association has commended the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu’s determination to reposition the State Judiciary in order to enhance efficient justice delivery, conducive and convenient environment for Court users in the State.
Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Abeokuta Branch, Mr Bola Odeyale gave this commendation at the Handing Over Ceremony of a court house to the National Industrial Court (NIS) held at State Capital, Abeokuta.
The new National Industrial Court facilities situated within the Premises of the Ogun State Judiciary was allocated to NIC by the current administration of the State Judiciary led by His Lordship Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu.
While handling the facilities to NIC, the Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu who described the establishment of the National Industrial Court in the State as a necessary development maintained that its emergence will lessen stress being witnessed by court users.
“The establishment of this court in Abeokuta will reduce the rate at which litigants travel to either Lagos or Ibadan to file cases, I am assuring you that there will be a resident Judge in Ogun State, because of the volume of cases that will be filed in”. His Lordship added.
Responding, President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Benedict Bakwaph Kanyip appreciated the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Dipeolu for the handing over of the courtroom, saying that it would enhance efficiency of Justice delivery in the State.
The establishment of NIC was borne out of the need to bring industrial Justice closer to the people of Ogun State and its environs as contained in His Lordship, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu’s Seven Point Repositioning Agenda
The National Industrial Court in Nigeria is currently operating in the six geo-political zones of the Federation including Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.