Jigawa: 1350 Traditional Rulers To Be Trained In Mediation

About 1,350 traditional rulers and other stakeholders will be trained in mediation known as ‘Sulhu’ at the summit on Justice System Reform Commission seen as a strategic effort towards strengthening the rule of law.

Jigawa State Governor Sule lamido has declared the summit open in Dutse, the state capital.

According to the governor, Justice for all is the ingredient for good governance which includes the rule of law in the society, tolerance, freedom of speech, integrity among others.

Chairman of the Commission, who is also the Chairman of the occasion, Honourable Justice Tijjani Abubakar said the Justice for all intervention has resulted in quick, fair and equitable dispute resolution under the traditional justice reform in two pilot districts of Dutse and Sakwaya both in Dutse Emirate.

According to him, Justice for all, in conjunction with the commission has trained 238 traditional rulers in two pilot districts on mediation. He stated that this was achieved through a strong collaborative effort of both state government and the chairmen of the 27 local government areas.

He informed the people that another batch of 191 traditional rulers comprising of Council members and district heads from the five Emirates of the state are being trained in “Nigerian legal system, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) ‘sulhu’, record keeping and other documentations”.

Others areasof training, according to him, are Observance of human rights issues under the law, and development of code of ethics.