The Honourable Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission Anambra State Hon. Lolo Emelda Nwajiofor-Okoli pays courtesy visits to the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Anambra State Command, Mr Chukwudi Chikere and the Managing Director, Anambra State Road Traffic Management Agency (ARTMA), Engr Emeka Okonkwo (Konti).
Hon. Lolo Emelda Nwajiofor-Okoli in company of some members of management and staff of PCC Anambra State paid courtesy visits to the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command Mr Chukwudi Chikere and the Managing Director, Anambra State Road Traffic Management Agency, Engr Emeka Okonkwo (Konti) on Wednesday 19th October, 2022.
During the visit, the Ombudsman sought the collaboration and support of the NSCDC in providing security at the State headquarters of the Commission as well as providing security for Investigation Officers in the course of performing their duties especially during on-the-spot investigations or visit to locus in quo and also in the aspect of summons where the Commission may have recourse to the service or intervention of the Corps in producing some recalcitrant witnesses for timely resolution of cases brought before it.
She solicited the timely intervention of the security agency whenever they are called upon to help in enforcing strict compliance to the laws or provisions of the Act establishing the Commission.
At the office of the MD, ARTMA, the Ombudsman sought the cooperation of the agency in the fight against administrative and social injustice in the state. While disclosing the purpose of her visit she gave an insight into the activities of the Commission in the state and commended the accomplishments of the road traffic management agency in line with Mr Governor’s program of achieving a prosperous and livable homeland by ensuring a smooth and hitch-free vehicular movement within the state.
Earlier, the State Director, Public Complaints Commission, Anambra State Mr Charles Ekwunife had explained while introducing the Hon Commissioner and other members of the PCC team that the visit was part of the Ombudsman’s effort in seeking collaboration and synergy from strategic federal and state government agencies in the state to enable the Commission execute its mandate successfully, saying that the visit to the NSCDC by the Commission was the second in a space of one year following the change of baton/leadership in the command.
According to her, the Commission aims at handling grievances of the oppressed, down trodden and the poor in the society thereby dousing tension and reducing any outburst of criminality that may arise due to any unsettled grievance, that both organizations complement each other in helping to bring about stability and justice in the land.
She maintained that this role goes a long way to avert further criminality or breakdown of law and order in the society.
The Commandant of NSCDC and the MD of ARTMA in their separate speeches welcomed the Honourable Commissioner and her team and assured the Commission of their full support and assistance in anyway possible. They also promised to give priority attention to cases that are transferred to them from the Commission.
Engr. Emeka Okonkwo (KONTI), MD ARTMA seized the opportunity to inform the Honourable Federal Commissioner about the forthcoming sensitization programe by Anambra State Road Traffic Management Agency (ARTMA) and expressed the need for the Commission to attend as well as present a paper during the program.
The General Manager, ARTMA, Umezinwa Chidi in his vote of thanks, appreciated the Public Complaints Commission led by the Honourable Federal Commissioner for coming to partner with them and expressed the willingness of the state agency to work with the Commission in the delivery of quality service to Ndi Anambra.
Highlight of the visit was the presentation of the PCC Act, the Commission’s mandate, Annual reports and other important materials to the Commandant and the MD by the Hon. Commissioner.