14 February 2021 By Ene Idoko
Chief Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission PCC,Mr. Chille Igbawua has reiterated the commitment of the Organization in addressing human rights violations in the country.
The Commissioner who stated this during a news briefing in Abuja, pointed out that, PCC would not relent in the fight against injustice as the commission had so far received over 71,000 complaints and was able to resolve over 21, 000 issues.
He also said since assumption of office in 2018, he had been able to reposition the commission to enable it work effectively in receiving and addressing complaints.
While highlighting the achievements the commission had gained since he assumed office in 2018, Mr. Igbauwa attributed the delay of Justice to negligence of some pubic agencies in responding to their request about on any complain.
According to him, the commission has sustained partnership with non-governmental and whistle blowing organisations like the Pro Bono lawyers, Human Rights Radio etc for efficiency and quick resolution of complaints.
The commissioner however said most of the complaints are gratuity and pension related.
“We received hundreds of complaints either on non-payment or delayed payments and we normally resolve it closely by working with the institution responsible for pensions both at the Federal and State levels”, he said.
Mr. Igbauwa who also lamented over the issue of poor and inhumane treatment of workers especially in the private sector stressed that the commission had been treating cases in those areas continuously.
“We sanctioned several companies in that regard requiring them to have a better working condition for the Nigerian workers”
The Commissioner Public Complaints Commsion, also Commendend President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly for the increased budgetory allocation to the Commission.