By Augustine Okezie
The minister of the federal capital territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, last week boosted the activities of the Abuja branch of the public complaints commission through the donation of an 8000 square meter land for the building of the permanent site of the commission in the capital territory. In a chat with Nigerian pilot, in his office, the commissioner of the Abuja chapter of the commission, Honorable Obunike Ohaegbu said that the Minister has also approved the movement of the commission temporarily to the present office occupied by AMAC, as the later will be moving over to their own office at Apo very soon.
The Commissioner also told the media that the minister has also instructed the ICT department of the FCDA to work out a call center arrangement, which can facilitate access to the lodging of complaints by FCT residents. He commended the minister for his laudable gesture and personal interest in seeing to the rehabilitation of the Public Complaints commission in the federal capital territory.
The commissioner recalled that in 2005, the area 1 office occupied by the commission was sold out by the then Minister, with no alternative accommodation provided until the present one was rented at a plaza. He said that the commission had been wallowing without a permanent office until now.
In another development the FCT Commissioner for Public Complaints Commission, has told Wuse market traders in Abuja to make a formal presentation on the grievances they were harboring against the Abuja Market Management Limited, to enable the commission take proper steps to address the issues raised in them. Speaking during a familiarization visit to the traders, the commissioner assured them of continuous assistance in their legitimate pursuits.
The FCT Public Complaints Commission has so far in the first quarter of this year received 488 complaints ,out of which 272 have been dispensed while 216 cases were still pending.