First Lady, Aisha Buhari, crowned CPC ambassador

The Consumer Protection Council, CPC, on Wednesday crowned Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari Nigeria Consumer Ambassador.

Hon. Sylvester Ogbaga representing Abakaliki/Izzi Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives made the announcement at the event organized to mark the World Consumer Rights Day 2017.

“This event is being used to honour the wife of our president, Her Excellency, Hajiya Aisha Muhammad Buhari as Nigeria Consumer Ambassador.”

Mrs. Aisha Buhari, who was represented by the wife of the Governor of Nasarawa state, Mrs. Mairo Tanko Almakura, charged Nigerians to understand their rights as consumers in order to stand up to market abuses which undermine those rights. She said the rights of the consumer must be protected and those on the wrong side of the law be made to understand that their rights come to an end where the rights of the consumer begin.

She thanked the Management of CPC for investing her, saying that the campaign for consumer rights is a noble cause and assured the Commission of her support and commitment towards driving the campaign.

Earlier, the Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, Barrister Dupe Atoki, said digital technology, though beneficial, has exposed consumers to digital and online threats such as cybercrime, data theft and invasion of privacy. She stated that this year’s theme: Building a Digital World Consumers can Trust, intends to call attention to these consumer issues.

Barrister Atoki showered encomiums on Her Excellency, urging her, “bring your passion to bear on the rights of the consumers” stating that through her, it was certain the message of consumer rights will reach all Nigerian women, who, as the custodians of the family budget, make the purchase decisions.

Others who spoke at the occasion include the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment and the Minister of Science and Technology, who in their goodwill messages highlighted the important role of Consumer Protection Council in protecting the rights of the consumer.

The investiture was witnessed by associates of Mrs. Buhari and other local and international well-wishers.

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