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Respondents who declines our summons will be arrested- PCC

Chief Commissioner, Public Complaints commission Hon. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf at the news conference to mark his one year in office

The Public Complaints Commission has established an enforcement Unit to go after rebellious respondents who declines its summons

The Chief Commissioner, Public Complaints commission Hon. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf stated this at a news briefing on Tuesday in Abuja to mark his one year in office.

Hon Ayo-Yusuf said in the past, some respondents flagrantly abused and out rightly decline to honour the subtle invitation of the commission’s summons

He explained that security personnel are attached to the unit to arrest and prosecute accordingly.

”Let me sound a warning to all the potential recalcitrant respondents that the commission is now ever ready to use the full wrath of the law to deal with any respondent who willfully failed to honour the commission’s summons henceforth

In the light of this development, let me thank the Inspector General of Police, Mr Baba Alkali, and officers of the force across the board for their effective collaboration in this enforcement initiative and necessary action. We shaii together both PCC and NPF sustain this drive at all times whenever it is necessary”. Hon Ayo-Yusuf said

The PCC Chief Commissioner Hon Ayo-Yusuf said since his assumption of office on the 5th july 2021, lots have achievements have been recorded within one year.

Speaking on infrastructural development, ”there are currently facelifts in and around the working in order to make the working environment better and more conducive for the workforce”.

Ayo-Yusuf explained that in order to enhance operations, especially investigation, the commission procured 72 operational Vehicles for each state; departments in the headquarters to enable staff to carry out their daily official routines smoothly

He noted that within one year of his stewardship, the commission received over 78,000 complaints against federal government ministries departments and agencies. It also received complaints against the 36 states and the federal capital territory ministries, departments, and Agencies, and against local government authorities and their agencies.  

 41,330 of the complaints received were successfully resolved while over 37000 complaints are pending.

Writing by Daniel Adejo