The Federal Capital Territory’s Office of the Public Complaints Commission has successfully resolved a prolonged dispute by facilitating the payment of compensation to an aged woman, Mrs Romi Yakubu, an indigene of Abuja.
The dispute revolved around damages to economic trees without proper compensation by a company, Eminent Global Autos Limited. In a complaint lodged with the Commission on March 23, 2023, the complainant, Mr. Solomon Danjuma Akawu who hails from the Kpadna Community in Abuja, representing both himself and his aged mother in the matter alleged that economic trees belonging to his family were unlawfully damaged in 2012 by the company. Seeking justice and fair compensation, Mr. Akawu turned to the Public Complaints Commission for intervention after several attempts to get the issue resolved failed.
Following the intervention of the Commission which involved a series of mediation efforts, the Chairman of the company, Mr. Mustapha Abdullahi on Monday presented a bank draft bearing an acceptable amount of money as compensation to Mrs. Yakubu.
Handing over the bank draft to the woman, the Honourable Commissioner, Comrade Dalhatu Ezekiel Musa pledged that the Commission will not relent in its efforts in seeking redress for indigenes and residents of the FCT who have suffered administrative injustice.
In his response, the Chairman extended his gratitude to the Commissioner for his active involvement in bringing about a peaceful and equitable resolution to the matter.