Ombudsman resolves 300 cases in Akwa Ibom

The Public Complaints Commission (Ombudsman) said on Sunday that it had resolved 300 cases brought before it in Akwa Ibom between January and November.

The State Director of the commission, Mr Philip Enyali, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo.

He said that the cases resolved included those on unpaid pensions, wrong termination of appointments and irregularities in promotion.

He explained that some of the resolved complaints were carried over from 2014.

Enyali also said the commission received 170 complaints from aggrieved members of the public during the period.

“We have received 170 new complaints this year and have resolved a total of 300.

“I believe by the end of the year, we will not have more than 150 complaints that are pending,” he said.

Enyali called on residents who have complaints to avail themselves of the services rendered by the commission to resolve their differences peacefully instead of resorting to self help.

The director said that the commission was established by government and had always demonstrated neutrality in the discharge of its duties.

He reassured residents that the commission would carry out its mandate of addressing complaints on administrative injustice suffered by some employees.

Enyali, however, urged the media to assist in creating awareness on the functions of the commission to enable residents to benefit from its activities.