The Directorate of Citizen’s Rights
The Directorate of Citizens’ Rights, Ministry of Justice, Ado-Ekiti is an alternative dispute resolution centre established by the Ekiti State Citizens’ Rights centre Law Cap E 6, the Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria 2012. The duties of the centre included but not limited to the following
To mediate in dispute reported to the Centre in respect of matters contain in section 5 of the Law and to provide a free dispute resolution options on them. The Centre is to assist disputing parties in arriving at amicable settlement through alternative dispute resolution methods.
The services of the Centre is for all and sundry, particularly the indigent residents of Ekiti State and vulnerable groups especially women, widows, students, unemployed, retirees above the age of 60 and those with physical disability irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliation.
The Mediation process is guided by Conciliation Rules in the Third Schedule to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act Cap A 18 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004.
The Centre is being funded by Government, donations from corporate organizations, NGO’s and international communities or donor agencies.
The Centre has branches in all 16 Local Government Areas of the State. The Directorate has a Director, 6 legal officers at the headquarters and paralegal officers at the Local Government. The Centre has handled about 286 mediation cases in the year 2013.
- Mrs Omilola O.C.
- Mrs Alabi Benson Damilola
- Mrs Olatoye H.A.
- Miss Alabi Fayoke
- Mr Ajayi Kayode
The Officers of the Department
- Mr Akomolafe O.E. – Director
- Mr Akinwumi O.s. – Deputy Director
- Mrs L.T.Adebayo – Asst.Chief Legal Officer
- Mrs Odunayo Y.O. – Legal officer
- Mr Kowe O.O. – Legal Officer
- Mr Fayigbe O.J. – Legal Oficer
- Mr Adeyemo A.F. – Legal Officer