…….37 Commissioners for 36 States, FCT Offices of Commission
By Christiana Ekpa
The leadership of the National Assembly has approved the appointment of Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf from Lagos State as the Chief Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC).
The National Assembly leaders also approved the appointments of 37 others as commissioners of the PCC representing the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The PCC is by law under the jurisdiction of the National Assembly.
A letter by the President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, conveying the appointments to the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Arc. Ojo Olatunde, said the appointments will take effect from June 1, 2021, in the first instance, and will last for a period of three years.
The letter said: “…after due consultation with the leadership of the two Chambers of the National Assembly and having satisfied the requirement of the relevant section of the law, the appointment of following individuals who are found worthy as Chief Commissioner and Commissioners of the Public Complaints Commission is hereby approved to represent their respective States and FCT as indicated against their names.”
In furtherance to Section 2 (1) of the Public Complaints Commission Act, “The Chief Commissioner and other Commissioners shall be appointed by the National Assembly and shall be persons of proven integrity and shall possess such other qualifications as the National Assembly may determine.”
Until this new appointment as Chief Complaints Commissioner for the country, Mr. Bimbo Ayo-Yusuf was the PCC Commissioner for Lagos State.
The names of the appointed federal Commissioners for States are Madukwe E. E. Ukaegbu – Abia; Abubakar Bobboyi Jijiwa – Adamawa; Uwah Ubong Emmanuel – Akwa Ibom; Mrs Emelda Okoli -Anambra; Ahmad Dauda Jika -Bauchi; Chief Wangagha Dige Dise – Bayelsa; John-Jack Iyorlian Gumh – Benue; Yusuf Adamu -Borno; Mr Obi Steve Owan -Cross River; Igben Harvest -Delta; Chukwu Donald Ogbonna -Ebonyi; Peter Jonathan Ethasor Anegbeh -Edo; Olukayode Ademola Bamisile -Ekiti, and Omeye Nick Onyebuchi- Enugu.
Others are Tanimu Usman Deba -Gombe; Micheal Uzodinma Ifeanyi – Imo; Jinjiri A. Dutse -Jigawa; Abdullahi Garba Abbas -Kaduna; Ahmed Ado Dadinkowa -Kano; Abdullahi Ibrahim Mahuta -Katsina; Mohammed Musa Sabaka -Kebbi; Deinde Abolarin -Kogi; Olawuyi Abidemi Joseph -Kwara; Hon. Afeez Odunewu, – Lagos; Musa Ubandoma Azara, – Nasarawa; Bala Mohammed, – Niger, and Adegbuyi Abiodun Adesanya – Ogun.
The other newly appointed Commissioners are Adeyemi Oni -Ondo; Mr Soji Asolo – Osun; Alhaji Folawiyo Bello – Oyo; Hon. Abbas A. Garba – Plateau; Paul-Worika Alpheaus Omiebi – Rivers; Sen. Bello Jubril Gada (CON) – Sokoto; Nuhu Sabo -Taraba; Lawan Modu Nguru -Yobe; Farouk Umar Musa – Zamfara, and Mike Gomwalk – FCT.
All the appointees are to be issued their letters of appointment by the Clerk to the National Assembly as directed by the leadership of the Federal Legislature, the Senate President’s letter said.