September 19, 2014

Public Complaints Commission’s failed Nigerians —Tambuwal

Public Complaints Commission’s failed Nigerians —Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto

By Emman Ovuakporie & Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA — In a bid to launch an effective ombudsman for the country, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday, said that the Public Complainants Commission, PCC, as currently constituted and operated in Nigeria, had failed to meet the purpose for which it was established.

Tambuwal made the assertion upon declaring open a one-day public hearing on “The Bill for an Act to Establish the Public Complaints Commission with wide powers to inquire into complaints by members of the public concerning the administrative actions of any public authority and companies or their officials, other matters ancillary thereto.”

Organized by the House Committee on Public Petitions, the thrust of the hearing was to seek public opinions on the repeal and re-enactment of the Public Complaints Commission Act.

Tambuwal said:  “It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to this public hearing. The hearing is coming on the heels of constitutional changes in our county. I have no doubt that it will open a new vista in the operations of ombudsman.”