Public Complaints Commission reaches out to Imo people

Imolites have been urged to always use the Public Complaints Commission to seek redress against any tier of government in Nigeria, government ministries, departments and agencies, corporations, incorporated private organizations as well as their officials.
The Honorable Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission, Imo State office, Barr. Chief Willie Amadi, made the call during a press conference convened by the commission to mark the first 100 days in office, in Owerri last Tuesday.
He explained that the commission is the Nigerian version of the Ombudsman concept that was first practised by the Scandinavian countries, stressing that the mandate of the commission is to receive, investigate and resolve complaints lodged by individuals or aggrieved parties against any tier of government or its departments and agencies.
The commissioner further explained that, as an alternative to the colossal time-consuming machinery of the judiciary, with its strict and technical procedures, the Ombudsman is based predominantly on equity, fairness, justice and a natural appeal to the conscience.
According to him, even though the powers of the commission are enormous “we have been careful not to be confrontational in the discharge of our statutory responsibilities”.
Barr. Amadi therefore, called all stakeholders to reciprocate what he described as the commissions behind- the-scene efforts by freely exposing and reporting perceived administrative injustice and mal-administration to the commission for due investigation and redress.
He pointed out that the services of the commission are at no cost to the aggrieved persons or parties and regretted that many people still do not know about the commission and therefore do not benefit from its free service delivery.
The commissioner called on the media to bridge the information gap about the commission Imo State.
He equally solicited for the support of both print and electronic media to take the activities of the commission to where it could not reach and appealed for a robust, practical and result-oriented partnership between the media and the commission.

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