Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Isa Bello Sali
By Senator Iroegbu
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOS), and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has pledged to support the ongoing transformation efforts of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) to reach its full potential.
The HOS, Alhaji Isa Bello Sali gave this assurance Monday when he received in audience the Chief Commissioner, PCC, Retired Justice George Uloko and other Commissioners in his office in Abuja.
He said that the reactivation of the services of the Commission is a clear indication that the Federal Government is desirous of meeting the needs and agitations of the common man through all available avenues.
"I assure the Public Complaints Commission of the support of the Federal Civil Service in the ongoing efforts being made to reposition the Commission and ensure that it achieve its constitutional mandate," he said.
The HOS also noted that the present spate of insecurity in the country could be attributed, in some extent, to unaddressed grievances and frustration by some elements in the society.
He urged the Commission to play its role as an ombudsman faithfully and ensure that the ordinary man on the street could approach it and leave fully satisfied of the services rendered.
In the same vein, the Acting ICPC Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Ita while hosting the team led by the Honourable Commissioner, PCC, FCT Office, Abuja, Mr. Obunike Ohaegbu promised to support their reform efforts.
Ita pledged that ICPC will collaborate with the Commission especially in the area of training and investigation.
Earlier in his address, the Chief Commissioner of the Commission, Retired Justice Uloko, briefed the Head of Service on the efforts being made to reorganise the Commission after a long period of inactivity as a result of non-constitution of the management.
According to him the Commission is being expanded from three to seven departments and sought the support of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation in the quest to reposition the Commission.
Also in his visit, Ohaegbu sought the cooperation and support of ICPC in information sharing and investigation of criminal cases, in addition to offering professional training to their members.
"You have more practical experience in investigation and we in PCC, FCT will like to collaborate with you in the area of training her investigation officers," he said.
"The staffs urgently need to be trained in contemporary investigation techniques," he added.