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300 industrial disputes pending in Edo

The President, National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Justice Babatunde Adejumo, has said that the inauguration of the Benin Division of the Court  will address over 300 pending industrial disputes from the state.

Justice Adejumo said this when he led other judges on a courtesy visit to the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki after the commissioning of the Industrial Court in Benin.

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“We have about 300 cases emanating from this axis. So at least justice will be done. Risk and stress will be reduced and more revenue will be generated as we have about 100 workers here and over half are indigenes of the state.”

According to him, with the industrial court in Benin, lawyers and their clients would not have to take cases to Akure, Awka or Enugu for trial.

He commended governor Obaseki for building the temporary site for the Industrial Court to commence operations in the State.

On his part, governor Godwin Obaseki, said his administration has found out that the foundation on which democracy rest is the judicial system.

“We want the state to be a judicial hub. That was why we had to do everything to ensure we have the full complement of the judiciary in the state.

We have the Court of Appeal, Federal High Court, State High Court, and it will be helpful to have an Industrial Court. We worked towards it and we have commissioned the Industrial Court in Edo State,” he said.

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