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Avoid violence in expressing your grievances to authorities, PCC urges Nigerians

The chief commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf, has urged Nigerians to channel their grievances to the appropriate authorities and not to engage in violence.

Mr Ayo-Yusuf said this in Kano while commemorating the fifth 2023 International Ombuds Day. Kano’s Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) organised the event in collaboration with the PCC.

Mr Ayo-Yusuf said, “Nigeria, our country is confronted with colossal challenges. The ombudsman is the steering wheel of democracy. It is our responsibility to ensure that the people’s right to raise issues is fully available to all sectors of the public. The fundamental business of the ombudsman is to detect corruption. Improper conduct of officials, eliminate maladministration and ensure the rule of law.

“Our common goal is to improve the quality of democracy, provide an unending prospect to have an effective review of complaints, allay fears about service delivery and provide a remedy for injustice and unfairness.”

He noted that the institutions represented an effective instrument that promote the right to good administration and the right to a government that reveres human rights, is accountable and devoid of corruption.

PCACC executive chairman Muhyi Magaji-Rimingado said the event was apt and well-timed considering the current situation of insecurity and creating awareness of an out-of-court settlement.

He urged the Nigerian police and Judiciary to continue to support the agency in ensuring that justice is served to people irrespective of their status.

Mr Magaji-Rimingado hinted that the state government and other stakeholders would ensure the payment of street sweepers who owned 16 months’ salary of N10,000 per month.

“We have resolved so many corruption and public complaint cases, especially the poor who are indebted by individuals and companies to ensure Justice for the weak,” said Mr Magaji-Rimingado.

(NAN)

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