The Honourable Chief Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Hon. Abimbola Ayo -Yusuf has announced that the Commission is now properly set to prosecute recalcitrant respondents especially those who fail to honour its summons.
Hon. Abimbola stated this on Tuesday during a Press conference to mark his one year in Office as the country’s Chief Ombudsman.
He stated that the Commission now has an enforcement Unit which is well equipped to bring to book any respondent who flagrantly abuse or outrightly decline to honour the Commission’s invitation. He warned that it will not be business as usual.
Hon. Yusuf who also disclosed that the Commission now has a mobile court that would prosecute offenders, seized the occasion to thank the Inspector General of Police and the Chief Judge of the F.C.T High Court for their tremendous support towards actualizing this long awaited dream.
The Hon. Chief Commissioner reeled out some of his achievements in the year under review to include; fast tracking the ongoing amendment of the new PCC ACT by the National and States’ Assemblies, Infrastructural development that is ongoing at the Commission’s Headquarters and State Offices and the purchase of Utility Vehicles for the Commission for Investigation purpose.
The PCC Chieftain also announced the aggressive steps he is taking towards publicity drive for the Commission adding that everything is set to commission the Ombudsman Radio and the quarterly publication of the Ombudsman magazine.
Others achievements included; welfare for Staff, training and retraining of all cadres of staff within and outside and increase in investigation of systemic cases as well as resolution of cases across the Country.
On collaboration with other agencies, the Honourable Chief Commissioner noted that since he came on board, he has enjoyed good working relationship with other anti- graft agencies and other MDAs such as PENCOM, PTAD, INEC, National Assembly, the Presidency and many others who recognized and supported the Commission’s role in ensuring good governance in the country.
He appreciated the support given to him and the other Commissioners in the 36 States and the FCT by the staff of the Commission adding that no success would have been recorded without their cooperation.
Highlight of the event was the cutting of the anniversary cake.
It will be recalled that exactly a year ago, the Hon. Chief Commissioner and other 37 State Commissioners Were sworn into office as Federal Commissioners of the Public Complaints Commission by the National Assembly on 5th July, 2021 for a three (3) year term.
Photo: Cutting of the Anniversary Cake by the Honourable Chief Commissioner, Hon. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf as he marks his one year in office. He is flanked by the Honourable Commissioners of Borno and Anambra States as well the Management and Staff of the Commission.