December 04 2023 0Comment


The Honourable Chief Commissioner, Hon Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf has urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as the Private sector to cooperate with the Commission in its operations.
Speaking at the Press briefing today on the occasion of his return from Kigali the capital of Rwanda, the Honourable Chief Commissioner stressed that the Commission is no longer a toothless dog as viewed by many.
He announced his emergence as the Deputy Secretary-General of the African Ombudsman and Mediators Association of the election of the Association which took place last week.
He appreciated the support of his counterparts in the West Africa sub-region who solidly promoted his candidature and election during the General-Assembly.
He called on the Nigerian government to give the necessary support to the Commission to enable it perform like its counterparts in other parts of the world.
The Honourable Chief Commissioner recounted that AOMA was founded in 2003 to support and protect the independence and

development of the ombudsman institution in Africa. This is achieved through the promotion of information sharing and best practices for the Advancement of good Governance and human rights in Africa.
the Association currently has 41 countries and 46 institution as members.
The Deputy Secretary-General of AOMA said apart from the election this year’s Assembly also focused on number of key issues which included adopting dispute resolution through dialogue as quick and friendly procedure, reinforcing whistle blowing protection mechanism for encouraging reports of unethical practices and strengthening the cooperation between Civil Society Organizations and ombudsman institution in promoting good Governance.
The Federal Honourable Commissioners of Ekiti, Oyo and Kaduna States and the FCT, the Secretary to the Commission as well as top management team who were also present at the briefing expressed profound gladness for the Honourable Chief Commissioner’s new position which they all agreed was well deserved.
Highlight of the celebration was a toast to the Honourable Chief Commissioner and group photographs.


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