4th November, 2018
The Public Complaints Commission (PCC) has called on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to partner with it towards encouraging Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) among Nigerians.
PCC Federal Commissioner in Anambra Mr Samben Nwosu, made the call when he visited the NYSC leadership in Umunya, in Oyi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state on Sunday.
Nwosu said the NYSC had a deep reach across communities in the state adding that a partnership with the scheme would help spread awareness on how people can channel their grievance and civil ways of seeking redress.
He called for establishment of PCC Community Development Service (CDS) Group to enable the commission train corps members on the dispensation of Administrative Justice.
According to him, I placed priority in the NYSC and that informed my interest in seeking a working relationship with you because corps members will be of immense value in creating awareness on the services of the commission.
“Our core mandate is to investigate complaints of aggrieved Nigerians in matters relating to administrative wrongs perpetrated by any Ministry, Department or Agency of Government or officials or persons resident in Nigeria or Nigerian citizens.
“I therefore request for creation of PCC CDS Group in NYSC to help in disseminating information on the activities of the Ombudsman institution across the state,” he said.
Nwosu said aggrieved persons should lodge their complaints in any of the commission’s offices in Awka or LGAs secretariat across the state.
Mr Kehinde Aremu, Coordinator of NYSC in the state said promised to channel the request to the national headquarters for appropriate action.
He thanked the visitors and pledged not to hesitate in establishing the PCC CDS group when ever the NYSC management approve it.