Complaint Commission in 2013 resolved 301 cases in Jos

By The Citizen

The Public Complaints Commission resolved 301 cases and recovered N82 million for complainants in Plateau last year, the commission said in a statement in Jos on Tuesday.

The statement, signed by its Director of Investigation, Mrs H.H. Isandu, said it received a total of 598 complaints in the year with 297 cases still pending.

Of the monies recovered, the statement said that some were unpaid salaries while others were terminal benefits and recoveries from breaches of trust.

It added that the commission was also able to facilitate the reinstatement of one person who had been sacked by his employers.

The commission explained that most of the complaints were against the government and private establishments, saying that the issues bordered mostly on dismissal from work, wrongful termination of appointments and non-payment of allowances.

Other issues included harassment and intimidation by government officials as well as the lack of promotion of workers in service.

It urged Nigerians to take advantage of the commission's free services to seek redress for any injustice, and also advised the government and private establishments to show responsibility by quickly responding to letters and recommendations from the commission.