Consumer Protection Council

Quality campaign: LASG pledges readiness to collaborate with CPC

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

L-R: Director General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Babatunde Irukera; His Excellency, Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State and Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Lagos State, Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye during the DG’s visit to the Governor to formally inform him of the launch of the National Campaign and Advocacy for quality in Nigeria, being done in partnership with United Nations Industrial Organisation {UNIDO}, in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said the Lagos State Government is ready to work with the Consumer Protection Council(CPC) to ensure that Nigerian consumers get quality value for products and services they pay for.

Ambode made the assertion during a visit to the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, by a delegation of the CPC and top officials of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture

(NACCIMA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), led by the Director-General of CPC, Babatunde Irukera.

He said his administration had set up Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency to complement the efforts of the Council in protecting Nigerian consumers against unwholesome products and services.

Ambode said, “For instance: is the kind of service that we provide in terms of transport the kind of thing that people should have? Should we just label them and say that is what their lifestyle should be? These are things that we should find some platforms to talk about.”

Earlier, Irukera said the Lagos State economy was not only one of the largest sub national economies in Africa, but also one of the most recognised sub- national economies in the world.

Irukera, who said the declaration was in the state to start advocacy on the “National Quality Infrastructure Project,” explained that the choice of Lagos was due to its status as at the country’s commercial hub.

The director general also paid a courtesy call on the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, to intimate him about the launch of the national campaign.

As part of the activities to flag off the launch of the campaign, Irukera in company of UNIDO officials addressed students of tertiary institutions and youth on the impotance of imbibing quality culture as a way of life. He urged them to always demand and insist on quility.

Director General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mr. Babatunde Irukera (left), presenting some materials for the launch of the National Campaign and Advocacy for Quality in Nigeria, being done in partnership with United Nations Industrial Organisation (UNIDO), to the Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State, at the Governor’s office in Lagos.

Director General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Babatunde Irukera (second left) presenting materials for the launch of the National Campaign and Advocacy for Quality in Nigeria to His Royal Majesty ( HRM), Oba Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, with UNIDO’s Chief Technical Adviser on National Quality Infrastructure Project (NQIP), Mr. Shaukat Hussain (2 nd right) and Board Chairperson, Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), Mrs. Funmilola Falana watch with admiration.

Director General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Babatunde Irukera (right) speaking during his working visit to the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty ( HRM), Oba Rilwan Akiolu (second right) to formally inform him of the launch of the National Campaign and Advocacy for Quality in Nigeria, done in partnership with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation {UNIDO} in Lagos, while UNIDO’s Chief Technical Adviser on National Quality Infrastructure Project (NQIP), Mr. Shaukat Hussain (left) and HRM, Alara of Ilara-Epe, Oba Akeem Okunola Adesanya (second left) listen with rapt attention

L-R: Deputy Director, Legal Services, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mrs. Boladale Adeyinka; DG CPC, Babatunde Irukera; UNIDO’s National Quality Infrastructure Expert, Mr. Yitbarek Fantahun and Dr. Shaukat Malik, Chief Technical Adviser, UNIDO, during the National Campaign and Advocacy for Quality in Nigeria in Lagos.

DG CPC, Babatunde Irukera sensitising some technicians and traders on the importance of quality in our society on the streets of Lagos.