THE South-East Zonal office of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission seeks to collaborate with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Anambra State Command, to protect the rights of the consumers as well as removing from the markets hazardous products through its enforcement exercises.
The South-East Zonal office team led by Mr. Nwafor Anthony Izunna, paid a advocacy visit to the Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Anambra State Command, Commandant Isidore Chukwudi Chikere in his office at Awka.
In his speech, Mr. Nwafor Anthony Izunna, stated FCCPC as a federal agency was established under the FCCP Act of 2018 with the mandate to promote and protect the consumers’ interests in a competitive market environment.
He further mentioned other mandates of the Commission to include; to promote choices, ensure fairness towards protecting the interest of the consumers among others. The Commission has the mandate to remove from the markets hazardous products and services.
He stated that FCCPC seeks to collaborate with the Corps for a joint awareness campaign to the public through the officers of the Corps. He stated that Commission is seeking synergy with the Corps in the area of providing security coverage during operations in the markets, companies etc within the State.
In his welcome speech, Commandant Chikere commended the Commission for their zeal and determination to protect the unsuspecting consumers from unethical practices by some traders, manufacturers and service providers which are not for the interest of consumers.
The Commandant also assured the FCCPC team of their readiness to provide security when the need arises, as well as aiding in investigations, gathering and sharing of intelligence reports, since both agencies have the same mandate to protect the lives and properties of the Nigerian consumers.
Highlights of the visit include the presentation of educational materials from the Commission to the Commandant.