The FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammed Bello, who was represented by the General Counsel of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mr. Mohammed B. Umar, commended the good efforts of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) in advancing the resolution of disputes using Mediation.

This commendation was given following a formal courtesy visit to the FCTA from the President of Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Chief Emeka J.P. Obegolu, FICMC, FCIArb (UK), the Deputy Registrar; Aisha Ado Abdullahi, the Vice President, Exams & Records; Lloyd Duru and the Training & Communications Officer; Chimdimma Onyedebelu.

Chief Emeka Obegolu expressed the desire of the Institute to establish a relationship with the Federal Capital Territory in terms of dispute resolution. He emphasized that Mediation and Conciliation will help will help ease the unimaginable burden on the Legal Services Secretariat of the FCTA.

The ICMC President also assured the General Counsel and his team that the Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification Training of the Institute will help in building interpersonal relationships among staff of the Federal Capital Territory Administration.
Mr. Mohammed Umar and his team, on behalf of the Honourable Minister, Mallam Muhammed Bello, warmly welcomed the delegation from ICMC and expressed their sincere gratitude for the enlightenment.

The General Counsel assured the Institute that the Legal Services Secretariat of FCTA has bought into Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and they are of the firm belief that it does indeed resolve disputes.

The General Counsel expressed the willingness of FCTA to partner with ICMC to set up a Training Institute for the FCT with annual ADR forums, set up a Dispute Resolution Centre within FCTA and, organize special Mediation Skills Accreditation and Certification trainings for their Directors and staff.

Both the ICMC President and FCTA General Counsel agreed to engage in further discussions to cement this blooming collaboration.


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