Asiya Umar Adam
Commissioner Public Complaints Commission (PCC) Bauchi,Alhaji Ahmad Dauda Jika, has encouraged citizens with injustice complaints to seek redress at the Commission offices in the state
Jika gave the advice in an interview with Journalists in Bauchi , saying the Commission is always already to entertain Complaints of injustice from citizens.
He said the commission is encouraging citizens to always come to the Commission and seek redress of injustice against them, free of charge from public institutions, among others.
“Public complaints commission was established by the federal government to entertain from citizens, complaints of injustice, corruption, unfair treatment and abuse of office by public officers,”
“The commission is to investigate such cases and to recommend steps towards discipline or correction of the situation.
“The commission is seen as the machinery that controls administrative excesses, especially in situations whereby the law is abused or not adhered to,” Jika said.
The Commissioner said the Commission entertains not less than 250 complaints from Citizens monthly in the state.
“We recorded over 1000 Complaints quarterly and settled nothing less than 60-70 percent pending on the process of investigation.
“We are calling on aggrieved citizens with complaints of injustice to come to the office and complain and our services are free,” he said.
Alhaji Jika said the Commission has presently established 5 offices outside Bauchi , saying the offices are located in Alkaleri, Ningi , Dass Misau and Katagum local government areas.
He added that the Commission also ensures that aggrieved citizens in Nigeria get administrative justice be it from bureaucratic errors,
“Omission or abuse by officials of the government, or even limited liability companies in Nigeria.
Entertain grievances and complaints of citizens against public servants.Investigate such cases of corruption, bribery and nepotism or favoritism against public servants.
“Also investigate cases of incompetence, use of false documents and inconsistency in the application of civil service rules by civil servants, the Commissioner said
According to him ,the Commission would investigate loss of documents and vital papers in the civil service and government owned corporations.
“See to the arrest and prosecution of public officers who infringe upon the laws of the country that is why we encourage citizens to come and seek redress,” he said
Asiya Umar Adam