PCC seeks partnership with police for effective dispute resolution

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By Chimezie Anaso
The Public Complaints Commission (PCC) has solicited purposeful partnership with the Nigeria Police on addressing complaints and disputes efficiently.

Mr Samben Nwosu, the commissioner of the commission in Anambra, made the plea when he visited Mr Garba Umar, Commissioner of Police in Awka on Saturday.

Nwosu said that the commission “is a grievance-handling body insulated from politics with independent status.

“It also plays the role of a watchman receiving complaints from aggrieved persons who have suffered any form of administrative wrong’’.

He said that his visit to the police commissioner was to acquaint him with his appointment and to seek his cooperation for synergy.

“PCC has powers to investigate matters and recommend corrective measures and produce results.

“In this way, the commission has been able to give redress, douse tension and assuage the aggrieved through its timely intervention,’’ he said.

Nwosu also said that there were salient areas where mutual collaboration would help to improve the operations of the two organisations; and by extension, the larger society.

“It will be appreciated if police personnel are deployed at the commission’s behest, from time to time, as it administers and delivers promptly its services to the public.

“We count on your spirit of cooperation, may I humbly request that you hesitate not to refer cases outside your jurisdiction to the commission for redress,’’ he said.

In his response, Umar promised to assign direct posting of police officers to the commission to ensure peace, order and security.

The police commissioner also pleaded with Nwosu to prepare a public lecture he would present to state police command for more enlightenment on the roles and importance of PCC.(NAN)

Biola Lawal

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