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No Regrets For Establishing FPCC –  Obasanjo

Posted: Jul 15, 2015 at 8:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

THE former Nigeria’s president,  Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday July 14, 2015, said that he had no regrets for establishing the Federal Public Complaints Commission (FPCC) when he was the Military Head of State between 1976 and 1979.

Obasanjo disclosed this when Mrs. Oluyemisi Somorin-Dawodu, the Commissioner, Federal Public Complaints Commission in Ogun State, paid him a courtesy visit at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta.

The FPCC, which has since evolved  into the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), was established by Decree 31 of 1975 of the then Supreme Military Council (SMC).

Obasanjo recalled that the commission was established to create a platform through which ordinary people in the society could be defended and secure justice.

The former president, who stressed the continued relevance of the commission, noted that the objective for which the body was established was being met.

“As I listen to Radio and hear the less privileged talk about the relief and justice they got through the assistance of the commission, then I have no regrets ever establishing the body. Although I cannot say that the need we saw then has completely disappeared, but there have been testimonies of cases where the commission has come to the rescue of the helpless,” he said.