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Oba of Benin inaugurates conflict resolution committee
Alexander Okere, Benin The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has inaugurated the Benin Customary Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Addressing a gathering chiefs, traditional, political and community leaders as well as security agencies at his palace on Thursday, Oba Ewuare II explained that the initiative was necessitated by the need to ensure […]
Addressing a gathering chiefs, traditional, political and community leaders as well as security agencies at his palace on Thursday, Oba Ewuare II explained that the initiative was necessitated by the need to ensure progress in resolving conflicts and obtaining justice.
Alexander Okere, Benin
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He expressed satisfaction that members of the committee, which would be led by a retired Supreme Court justice, Samson Uwaifo, were not only men of honour and integrity but also knowledgeable in the Benin customs and traditions.
In his remark, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 5, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, described the committee as an important instrument that would assist the law enforcement agencies in addressing conflicts.
Responding on behalf of other members of the committee, Uwaifo noted that the proclamation by the Oba had heralded a new dawn in dispute resolution in the state.
The monarch stated that the palace would continue to protect the weak from oppressors.
The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has inaugurated the Benin Customary Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
The traditional ruler, however, urged anyone not satisfied with the resolution of the committee to approach the palace for a review of such resolutions.
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