The Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), among other relevant agencies, are set to address the continual violation of Nigerian consumer’s right for the first time at a colloquium and inauguration of new executive of the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN.)
Other relevant government agencies scheduled for the industry discourse include National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigerian Communication Commission, (NCC) and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), through its Consumer Protection Unit, (CPU). The director
general of these agencies have confirmed their participation at the event.
The event, being organised by BJAN, comes up March 15, at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, with the theme “Consumer Right in Nigeria, the Most Violated? The Role of the Regulators, and it is organised to coincide with the World Consumer Day. To mark the day with the global consumer day, which urges industry stakeholders worldwide to use the occasion to create awareness and expose the damage caused by poor or non-existent of consumer protection around the world, the BJAN confirmed in a release that Emmanuel Amlai, director-general of CPC, will lead the discussion as the keynote speaker, while Lolu Akinwunmi, chairman of APCON; Paul Orhii,
director-general of NAFDAC; Joseph Odumodu, director-general of SON; Eugene Juwah, director-general of NCC, and Kola Oyeyemi, president of ADVAN, are listed as discussants.
According to the newly elected chairman of BJAN, Goddie Ofose, in line with the World Consumer Day and advocacy of Consumer International (CI), the only independent global campaigning voice for consumers with over 220 member organisations in 115 countries, BJAN is initiating the move to building a powerful Nigeria consumer movement and wake up the stakeholders to help protect and empower Nigerian consumers with the role given to them to salvage the helpless Nigerian consumers whose right had been violated from time immemorial.