Administrative Injustice, Bureaucratic Corruption Bane Of Nation Development
From Msughshima Andrew
Acting Governor of Benue State, Engr. Benson Abounu has described administrative injustice and bureaucratic corruption as the bane of development of the nation.
Abounu stated this, today, when he received on courtesy visit, an entourage from the Public Complaint Commission, PCC, led by its Chief Commissioner, Hon. Chile Igbawua, in his office, in Makurdi.
The Acting Governor who insisted that the two issues have been major impediments to the progress of the country urged the commission to show more dedication and commitment to ensure that redress and logical conclusions come the ways of complainants.
“A lot of things are happening in our society on the wrong side especially, people who are downtrodden, those who do not have the means to seek legal redress because of cost. These people should find an escape route through the public complaint commission.
He urged the Commission to work assiduously to ensure their impact is felt in the society and pledged full collabration and support of state government to enable them deliver on their mandate.
Earlier, the Cheif Commissioner of PCC, Chile Igbawua had informed the Governor that he had visited to renew collaboration with state government to enable them discharge their duties optimally.
Chief Igbawua explained that PCC is one of the anti corruption agencies that deal with administrative injustice and bureaucratic corruption.
According to him, the commission delivers justice for free and hopes that they will establish offices in the 774 LGs of the country for easy access of all Nigerians.
He said the commission also have the statutory duty of instituting complaints of their own with the view of correcting administrative lapses where they exist.
He therefore solicited the support of state government in sensitizing the state public service about their statutory duty so as to gain their full cooperation in the course of their duties.
The Chief commissioner was in the state to inspect their offices, interact with staff and also hold townhall meetings with the people of the state to sensitive them on the functions of the commission.
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