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Public Complaints Commission resolved ‘only 41% of cases’ in 4 years

Public Complaints Commission resolved ‘only 41% of cases’ in 4 years
December 20
13:22 2019

The Public Complaints Commission (PCC) has only resolved 41 percent of cases reported to it since 2015.

This was disclosed by the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on Monday in Abuja while protesting the poor funding of the commission.

The PCC, which is directly under the national assembly, is charged with addressing administrative excesses including non- adherence to due process and abuse of power in Nigeria.

But speaking to journalists, Mohammed Usman, PASAN chairman, said the PCC has been grossly underfunded over the years, thereby causing the fate of many Nigerians to hang in the balance.


Usman said as in previous years, only N4.2 billion was released to the commission in 2018 out of the 7.4 billion allocated to it.

He said this has caused the PCC to perform below expectations, and that only 87,461 cases have been resolved out of the 209,745 reported to the commission between 2015 and 2019.

He added that figures from the commission shows that in 2015, only 19,017 cases were resolved out of the 41,889 reported, while only 21,741 was addressed out of the 54,697 reported in 2016.


Further breakdown shows that 25,106 cases were resolved out of the 54,655 reported in 2017, while the commission was only able to attend to 21,597 of the 58,504 cases reported in 2018.

“The above statistics show that despite the gross under-funding, the commission is still able to bring succour to the ordinary Nigerians and downtrodden, but there exist a huge deficiency in working materials, operational logistics and the general welfare of the Commission,” Usman said.

“It’s saddening that the plight of the Commission is not being looked into and so we the members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria will not support deliberate attempt to render redundant, the only anti-corruption Institution directly under the national assembly, saddled with the mandate of delivering social and administrative justice to the ordinary Nigerian.”

“At this juncture, we are calling on the federal government of Nigeria, the leadership of the national assembly and President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the plight of the commission  thereby giving ordinary Nigerians succor to their quest for justice.”



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