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Which of the following bodies in Nigeria performs the function of an Ombudsman?


Question

Which of the following bodies in Nigeria performs the function of an Ombudsman?

Options

A) the Public Service Commission

B) the National Economic Planning Commission

C) the National Security Organisation

D) the Public Complaints Commission

E) the Civil Serivce Commission


The correct answer is D.

Explanation:

An ombudsman is an official appointed to investigate individuals' complaints against a company or organization, especially a public authority.

The Nigeria Ombudsman (Public Complaints Commission) is the machinery for the control of administrative excesses (non- adherence to procedures or abuse of law). It is an organ of the government set up to redress complaints lodged by aggrieved citizens or residents in Nigeria against administrative injustice.

The Public Service Commission in Nigeria, on the other hand was a governmental advisory and executive body that was in charge of making recommendations to the necessary political leadership concerning promotions, transfers, dismissals and recruitment of personnel into the civil service.


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Discussion (2)

  • An ombudsman is an official appointed to investigate individuals' complaints against a company or organization, especially a public authority.

    The Nigeria Ombudsman (Public Complaints Commission) is the machinery for the control of administrative excesses (non- adherence to procedures or abuse of law). It is an organ of the government set up to redress complaints lodged by aggrieved citizens or residents in Nigeria against administrative injustice.

    The Public Service Commission in Nigeria, on the other hand was a governmental advisory and executive body that was in charge of making recommendations to the necessary political leadership concerning promotions, transfers, dismissals and recruitment of personnel into the civil service.

  • correct answer should be "d"