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Under My Watch, Expect A Renewed Public Complaints Commission – Hon Dcn Olusuyi

May 28, 2018

The Office of the Public Complaint Commission in Kogi State says it would henceforth work towards achieving its core mandate, as it has been repositioned for effective service delivery.
The assurances for a new lease of life by the Commission in the State was disclosed by Hon Gabriel Olusuyi, the new Commissioner posted to the State at the Commission’s Secretariat on his assumption of office today.
Hon Olusuyi, who was received in the Commission’s Premises in Lokoja by the Director Investigation, Mr Tom Acheneje, says he will work to uphold the core objectives for establishing the Commission in the state.
Hon Olusuyi says under his leadership the Commission would strive to promote effective and efficient service that is responsible and responsive to the needs of citizens of the state through resolution of conflict.
The Commission, Hon Olusuyi observed is mandated to restore the dignity of man through the enthronement of rule of law as well as the protection of individuals against administrative justice, stressed that that mandate would be pursued to the latter.
The Commisioner pointed out that the days when the commission’s activities was hardly known and heard is gone, assuring that he has a renewed mandate to ensure that the voices of the oppressed man is now heard and redressed.
The new Commissioner assured that with his vast experience in public and private life, and with his pedigree and determination to succeed on his mandate, he is adequately equipped, to confront noticed challenge, towards resolving conflicts in the state.
The Commissioner, solicited the support of staff towards hard work and to be diligent to their duties, promised to make the welfare of the workers as well as create a conducive work environment for optimum result.
Earlier in his remarks, Tom Acheneje, Director Investigation, while welcoming the newly posted Commissioner, said the Commission in 2017 handled 631 cases, while 487 were unresolved complaints were brought forward to 2018.
He disclosed that 388 complaints were resolved by the Commission in 2017, said between January and April this year, 428 cases have been handled by the Commission with 235 left pending.
The Director Investigation listed major complaints received by the Commission in the last two years to include cases of Civil Servants who were wrongly dismissed, retrenched or not paid salaries to others who were not paid their compensation by the Kogi State Government.
He described one major challenge of the Commission to those of people not ready to pursue submitted complaints after to writing or signing a petition.
Highlights of the resumption by the new Commissioner was inspection of the Commission’s office, facilities as well as an interaction with staff of the Organization.

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