October 05 2021 0Comment

PCC Focuses More on Systemic Investigation

The Public Complaints Commission (PCC) has since 5th July, 2021 when the present Chief Commissioner and his 37 other colleagues were inaugurated shifted its focus on systemic review of institutions and agencies of government through proactive investigation.

The Chief Commissioner of the PCC, Hon. Abimbola Ayo Yusuf said proactive investigation is aimed at curbing institutional corruption and in doing this, the Commission is reaching out and engaging relevant organizations and MDAs for collaboration.

Hon. Abimbola also said such collaborations are with the Nigerian Correction Service and anti-corruption agencies under the platform of Inter Agency Task Team in the fight against corruption to address the administration of Justice and Prison congestions among others. He said the Commission is also collaborating with Non-Governmental Organizations in the areas of corruption prevention and social justice.

The PCC Chieftain said the Commission is also partnering with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) in the area of training of staff. He disclosed that he has been following up with the activities of African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA) and commended its efforts at institutionalizing the Ombudsman culture in Africa.

The Nigeria Ombudsman stated all these while playing host to his   counterpart from Gambia, Mr. Bakarry K. Sanyang who led a 4-man delegation to pay a courtesy call on him at the PCC head office in Abuja Tuesday 13th October, 2021.

The Gambian Ombudsman, Mr Sanyang had earlier during the visit told the Nigerian Ombudsman that the Ombudsman of the Republic of Gambia has the mandate of fighting Human rights abuses as well as administrative injustice in the country. He disclosed that they were in Nigeria for a short training and decided to visit his Nigerian counterpart to compare notes.

Emma Ugboaja.


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