The Public Complaints Commission (PCC) says it resolved 626 out of 1060 complaints lodged with it in three years in Imo State.
The outgoing Federal Commissioner of PCC for the state, Chief Willie Amadi disclosed this in Owerri on Friday at a news briefing.
Amadi, a lawyer said the resolution of the remaining complaints was impeded by the outbreak of the COVID-19.
According to him, the complaints which were lodged by individuals, private and public establishments were resolved out of court.
Amadi regretted that the commission which was established in 1975 to mitigate feud in both state and federal establishments is being bogged down by poor funding.
He described his office as a shanty when he assumed office without any operational vehicle attached to his office, saying however that the situation didn’t deter him as he had to renovate the office and provide furniture and fittings with his personal resources.
He urged the National Assembly to look into the shortcomings in the PCC.
He also informed that the staff strength increased under his watch but regretted lack of funding to motivate the staff.
Barr Amadi canvassed for judiciary autonomy in order to make it strong and truly independent, positing that anything in the contrary would be counter productive.
According to him, not granting autonomy to the judiciary would make it to be going cap-in-hand begging for funds and dance to the tune being played by the piper.
Chief Amadi gave himself a passmark, saying he gave oxygen to the commission when he assumed office on 24th May, 2018 and urged his successor to move the commission to a greater height to ensure continuity in progress.
Amadi eulogized the Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma for what he described as his unmatched infrastructural development in the state.
According to him, “Senator Hope Uzodimma has redefined governance by providing quality roads which the people of the state needed most”.
Amadi who stated that security is the responsibility of every body regretted the billions of Naira pumped into securing lives and property in the country without the expected result.