Consumer Protection Council

Kelechi Oko

Deputy Director, Quality Assurance and Development

Kelechi Oko is Deputy Director Quality Assurance and Development. Prior to joining the Council, he worked as a Technical Officer with Gaek Moke & Company Ltd, a Sales Representative (Professional) and a Special Projects Manager (Regulatory Affairs) with Patnasonic Industry Ltd.

While in Patnasonic Industries, he served as the head of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and was member of the E.I.A implementation committee of the Patnasonic Group.

He has attended various capacity-building programs among which are; 40hr HAZWOPER (GSW-29CFR Part 1910-120 (e) by Safety Compliance Inc. San Ramon USA 2009; Consumer Protection Operations: By Department of State Service. Abuja 2011; Food Industry Management Training. Cairo Egypt 2011; Environmental Management and Sustainable Development: By Singapore Environmental Institute 2013; Chemistry and Waste Management in the development of SMEs: By Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria 2013.

He has also served on Technical Committees that elaborated several standards of products and services for consumer safety and competitiveness including National Technical Committee on Oil & Gas involved in setting standards for the Oil and Gas sector with emphasis on Local Content and enforcement, and member Federal Government Independent Investigative Panel on the use of Benzoic acid in Food in Nigeria.

Mr Oko is committed to the use of scientific methods of enquiry to protect the health and wellbeing of citizens from harmful products. Mr Oko obtained a BSc Degree in Chemistry from University of Nigeria Nsukka and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the National Open University of Nigeria.