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Historic Inauguration of Imo State Small Claims Court Marks a Milestone in Access to Justice

In a momentous event held at the B. A. Njemanze Pavilion within the High Court Complex, Owerri, Imo State, history was made as the Small Claims Court was officially inaugurated today. The ceremony, graced by the presence of The Deputy Governor and Deputy Governor-Elect representing His Excellency, Distinguished Sen. Hope Uzodinma, the Executive Governor of Imo State, marked a significant step towards enhancing accessibility to justice for the residents of the state.

The ceremony was presided over by the Honourable Chief Judge of Imo State, Hon. Justice T. E. Chukwuemeka-Chikeka, who served as the host. The Chief Judge, in his opening remarks, emphasized the importance of the Small Claims Court in providing an efficient and affordable platform for the resolution of minor civil disputes. He highlighted the court's role in streamlining legal processes, reducing backlog, and ensuring a swift resolution of cases.

The Deputy Governor representing His Excellency, the Distinguished Sen. Hope Uzodinma, in his keynote address, expressed his commitment to improving the judicial system in Imo State. He acknowledged the tireless efforts of the judiciary in fostering justice and affirmed the state government's dedication to supporting initiatives that enhance access to justice for all citizens.

The Deputy Governor-elect, was also present at the inauguration, underscoring the collective commitment of the state's leadership to the effective functioning of the Small Claims Court.

The Small Claims Court is poised to play a pivotal role in addressing the needs of citizens seeking quick and cost-effective resolution of disputes. With its inauguration, Imo State takes a giant stride towards a more accessible and efficient justice system, promoting fairness and inclusivity for all.

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