The Public Complaints Commission (PCC) has assured Nigerians of its resolve to maintain confidentiality and protect identities of complainants.
The Head, Legal Unit of of the commission, Mr Ewa Udu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that the commission would not disclose the identity of any complainant.
``I want to advice the members of the public not to entertain any fear. The commission will pursue your complaints to its logical conclusion no matter how challenging it may be.
``Now we have discovered that there is the need to have what is called safe reporting because many Nigerians are afraid of their safety when they report corrupt activities,’’ Udu said.
He said that the commission had introduced a mechanism tagged: “Public Independent Feedback Mechanism”.
Edu said that the mechanism would be in operation by the end of June.
He said that the mechanism would also checkmate corruption activities in the society.
``All the complainant needed to do is to alert the commission via a text message.
``Our email address and official telephone numbers will be circulated all over the country. The commission will release some phone numbers to the public.
``As soon as the message are sent, it will come up on a bill board in our office. The complainant does not need to put his or her name, all we need are just the facts,’’ he said.
Edu said that the commission would collaborate with anti-corruption agencies like the EFCC, ICPC, Code of Conduct Bureau and Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) in their fight against corruption in the country. (NAN)