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Public Complaints Commission

The Public Complaints Commission or the ombudsman is the institution established by the Nigerian federal government to entertain from citizens, complaints of injustice, corruption, unfair treatment and abuse of office by public officers. The function of the commission is to investigate such cases and to recommend steps towards discipline or correction of the situation.

The commission is empowered to:

  1. Entertain grievances and complaints of citizens against public servants.
  2. Investigate such cases of corruption, bribery and nepotism or favoritism against public servants.
  3. Also investigate cases of incompetence, use of false documents and inconsistency in the application of civil service rules by civil servants.
  4. Investigate loss of documents and vital papers in the civil service and government owned corporations.
  5. See to the arrest and prosecution of public officers who infringe upon the laws of the country.
  6. Suggest some changes in the laws of the country, so as to improve the efficiency of the public service.
  7. Help redress the abuses suffered by the citizens i the hands of public servants.

National Boundary Commission

National Boundary Commission was first established by the National Boundary Commission Act., Chapter 238 of 1987.  That Act has now been repealed and is now replaced by the National Boundary Commission (Establishment) Act, 2006.  By the new Act, a new National Boundary Commission was born with enhanced powers and functions to deal with boundary problems between Nigeria and her proximate neighbours and inter or intra boundary disputes between States, Local Government Areas and Communities in Nigeria.

As at the moment, National Boundary Commission is composed of eight (8) departments namely:

  1. Department of Administration and Supplies
  2. Department of Internal Boundaries
  3. Department of International Boundaries
  4. Department of Maritime Services and Geo-Information Technology
  5. Department of Research and Policy Analysis
  6. Department of Finance and Accounts

At the top of the departments is the Office of the Director General, which itself is composed of the Internal Audit, the Protocol and Information Units respectively.

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