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SAVE THE CONSUMERS INITIATIVE VISITS THE NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CONSUMER PROTECTION COUNCIL Featured

Written by  ALIYU ILIAS
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The Country Director of Save the Consumers Initiative: Aliyu Ilias, congratulates Tunde Irukera on his Appointment as the new Director General of Consumer Protection Council on Tuesday 25th of July, 2017 during the courtesy Visit of Save The Consumers initiative  to Consumer protection Council.

The meeting had in attendance the Director General, the directors and members of staffs of Consumer Protection Council, the Country Director and staffs of Save the Consumers Among others. The meeting was held to layout the successes and achievement of Save the Consumers and further solicit for their support and collaboration in needed areas.

During the Visit, the Country Director Dr Aliyu Ilias said, Save the Consumers NGO was at the public hearing of the House of Representatives to support the bill that seeks to establish a federal competition and consumer protection commission and tribunal for the development and promotion of fair, efficient and competitive market in Nigeria. Save the Consumers believe that the bill will establish a national administrative framework for consumer protection, remove regulatory overlap, create measures to forestall common unfair trade practices and deter indulgence by provider of goods and services.

He stated some of the different platforms which Save the Consumers Campaign is being carried out. Which are Nigeria Television Authority, African Independent Television, WE FM, HOT FM, social media and content publication on Blogs.

He went further by stating Save the Consumers projects: Radio program every Wednesday by 3:00PM on HOT on FM Abuja, Handbook: He said the handbook is to create awareness on consumers education for students and also to educate secondary school and tertiary institution on consumer related issues, basic consumer rights, functions of Consumer Protection Council, information and communication technology, safety, expiry date, best before date and the roles of Nigeria consumers. And also a dummy copy was forwarded to the Consumer Protection Council for endorsement. He said the handbook is meant to be shared free to students across Nigeria which their focus is Federal Capital Territory, Pleateau, Kano, Oyo, Anambra, Sokoto and Edo states. And he further talked about the upcoming   Consumer Education and Protection Conference where they intend to bring together different stakeholders from both local and international organization with interest on consumer issues. The conference is scheduled for February 2018 in Abuja. 

The Director General Consumer Protection Council, Barr. Tunde Irukera expressed satisfaction on the NGO’s Name “Save the Consumers” as an interesting name that captured the situation in Nigeria. And commended the effort of Save the Consumers Initiative and also made suggestions on the way forward of the NGO.

 DORCAS OHIMAI

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