Usman Abubakar Adamu
The Public Complaints Commission [PCC] said it has received 367 complaints on various issues from January this to December, out of which it has settled out 257 amicably.
The Jigawa state Commissioner of the Commission Alhaji Saidu Muhammad Dabi who made the disclosure to newsmen in his office yesterday, stated that the remaining 110 cases were there pending.
He said that part of their activities, they receive complaints from civil and public servants of the government Ministries, Agencies and Extra Ministerial departments, especially issue affect those whose appointments were terminated of dismissed.
He exclaimed further that the commission also intervenes on the issue of retirement benefits, like gratuity, pension and death benefits for workers who have problems in their terminal dues securing adding that they also entertain complaints related to Lands compensation.
Alhaji Muhammad Dabi said that no case was evading the Commission provided that the complainants followed due process pointed that only criminal cases and those involved Police as well As Nigeria Civil Defense and security Corps, they refer them to Court.
He stated that some Ministries and Agencies of Jigawa state accord them necessary cooperation especially state Salary and Pension administration while there were some that give them a night mares and therefore , appealed to the state government to draw the attention of those deviant MDAs to establish good working relations hip with the Commission for their common good.
The Commissioner has appealed to the Federal government to speed up work on their permanent site which the project reached about 65 percent completion level and also requested for more operational vehicles and motor cycles to enable them reach nooks and crannies of the state to perform their Constitutional responsibilities.
‘’We don’t Inter pare into cases that are in the Court, inherit for heirs and marriage but we do advocacy , in order to settle such cases out of Court in the interest of peace,’ Dabi said.
He thanked the state government for continued support and cooperation rendering to the commission