The Commission has the sole and specific mandate to address any administrative injustice in any of the Government establishment in the Federal, State and Local Government.
The mandate is also extended to cover incorporated companies registered under Company Allied Matters Act (CAMA). The mandates is created specifically for all citizens to benefit and get justice without any cost. (Free).
The Commission has the following mandate:
(i) MANDATE TO INVESTIGATE AND CONDUCT RESEARCHES IN MDAS, COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS OF THESE BODIES
The power to investigate is vested on the Chief Commissioner/ Commissioners to either on his own initiate a complaint based on his findings or following complaints lodged before him by persons or any administrative action taken by….
Read more (PCC Act Page 3 section 5 (2).
(ii) MANDATE TO HAVE ACCESS TO ALL INFORMATION
The Commission has the statutory power to request for documents from any institution or company that is a subject of complaint or investigation and also access to request for any individual with knowledge of the issue….
Read more (PCC Act page 3 section 5 (3) (c).
(iii) MANDATE TO MAKE PUBLIC REPORTS
It is one of the mandates of the Commission to make public reports of its investigations and recommendations. This can also be forwarded to the supervisory bodies such as the National Assembly.
Read more (PCC Act page 3 section (5) (3) (b).
(iv) MANDATE ON INTERPRETATION OF POLICY AND ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AND COMPANIES
The Commission being the watchdog of administration in its act has the mandate to interpret government policies and advice there on. In a situation where the citizen mis- interpreted the government or a company policy and procedure, it is part of the mandate of the Commission to clarify the policy to the individual or make the agency or company clarify or change its policy. These are some of the reasons why the Commission is being established to strengthen democracy through good administration which leads to good governance of the society.
Read more from the PCC Act page 3 section 5 (3) (d), 7 (1) and 12 (3).
(v) MANDATE TO INVESTIGATE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES OF ANY COURT OF LAW IN NIGERIA
Although one of the limitations of the Commission is not to entertain any case before any Law court or case pending before any Law court in Nigeria. But that does not mean that the Commission hands off completely, It must be pointed out here that the Commission, being the watchdog can witness the proceedings of such a case and if the Commission notice any form of injustice as a result of breach or violation of administrative procedures of the court, the Commission has the power to investigation and make necessary recommendation and submit its report to the authority in charge.
This mandate is created especially for all citizens at the grassroots of the society to and get justice without any cost. (Free).