PCC Receives 4,900 Complaints In Nasarawa State

By Mohammed Baba Busu

Public Complaints Commission (PCC) in Nasarawa State said the commission received over 4,900 complaints since the creation of the state in 1996 to date.

Mr. Musa Ubadoma-Azara, the Federal Commissioner, PCC Nasarawa State, said this during a town hall meeting organized by the commission for public and private sectors in Lafia on Tuesday.

The town hall meeting had its theme as “Systematic and Proactive Investigation into Contributory Pension Scheme Compliance of Private Firms in Lafia, Nasarawa State”.

He said the primary mandate of the commission was to be impartial on behalf of the complainants who felt aggrieved by the action or inaction of any tier of government and private companies.

“Since the creation of Nasarawa State, the commission had received over 4,900 complaints, resolved over 4,200, while the remaining ones are pending,” he said.

Ubadoma- Azara said the meeting was to educate and sensitize the private sector on the need to key into the Contributory Pension Scheme, considering the importance of pensions to human and societal development.

He said: “The purpose of this town meeting is that private organizations are not paying pensions to their employees.

”That is why we have organized this meeting to discuss the need for private sectors to embrace contributory Pension schemes.”

Ubandoma-Azara said that the commission was poised to promote social justice for all Nigerians.

According to him, investigation activities of the commission are carried out under two broad departments namely the private sector and the private sector.

He said: “For easy collection, collation and analysis of data generated in course of investigation activities, each of the department is further broken down into three divisions and they are as follows-

“Private Sector Investigation Department Comprises Ministries, Departments and Agencies ( MDAs), pension ( old and new), and education institutions.

“And the Private Sector Investigation Department comprises private companies, banking, and financial institutions and communities.’’

The federal commissioner urged the participants to participate actively by expressing their views on issues affecting them to address them.

Ubandoma-Azara said that the commission was committed to addressing administrative social injustice for the overall development of the country.

He also commended Mr. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf, the Chief Commissioner, of PCC, for initiating good policies and programmes that would address social injustice in the country.

Mr. Ewa Udu, Director, of Public Sector Investigation, Headquarters, Abuja, said that the commission was diligent in addressing social injustice in the country.

He urged the participants to voice out their challenges and views for a better Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the town hall meeting had in attendance representatives of the state Auditor General, State Pension Bureau, banks, private schools, and hotels, among others. (NAN)

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