Public Complaints Commission receives 1,353 complaints in 2013 in Kaduna State – Report

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KADUNA – The Public Complaints Commission (PCC) says it has received 1,353 complaints Kaduna State in 2013.

This is contained in a report released newsmen in Kaduna on .

The report said the commission had resolved 341 out of the it received during the period under review.

It said that the remaining 1012 complaints were being investigated.

The report said that most of the complaints received had to do with breach of contract, wrongful dismissal, non-payment of salaries, land related matters and non payment of severance benefits, among others.

It said that 36 complaints were lodged against the state’s Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) over alleged unlawful dismissal by some of its workers.

A breakdown of the cases, according the report, shows that the commission has received 112 complaints relating to non-payment of salaries, 38 over wrongful dismissals, 22 for non-payments of death benefits and pensions, among others.

The report quoted the Commissioner in charge of the commission in the state, Alhaji Mohammed Maude, as saying that the commission would continue to promote social justice.

It said the commission would also continue to use a complaint handling mechanisms in handling cases reported to it.

The report said that the commission would also ensure that the rights and privileges of the were not denied, as enshrined in its enabling Act CAP. P. 37, LFN, 2004.

It urged members of the public to always lodge complaints bothering on administrative injustice to the commission. (NAN)