Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday urged Nigerians to take advantage of public institutions that were established for their benefits.
Obasanjo said this in Abeokuta while playing host to the Commissioner, Public Complaint Commission in Ogun, Mr Wale Banjo and his team.
He said that one of such institutions was the public complaint commission established to intervene and investigate acts of injustice and victimisation of any citizen without charging money.
“Most citizens do not make use of this opportunity probably because they do not know enough about the commission,” he said.
He, however, advised the commission on the need to embark on more awareness campaign to enlighten the people on the activities of the commission and what they would gain.
Earlier, Banjo said that the mandate of the commission was to put a smile on the face of the common man without any charges.
Banjo said that majority of Nigerians could not obtain redress for themselves as they could not afford the cost of litigation.
“The Ogun office of the commission has assisted many people in the state and has succeeded in obtaining redress for them,” he said.