Abuja - The Consumer Protection Council (CPC)
and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) will strengthen their partnership to
enhance public safety and welfare of consumers.
This was the outcome of the meeting between the Corps
Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, and the Director General of the CPC, Dupe
Atoki, during her courtesy visit on the Corps Marshal at the National
Atoki said both organisations shared some common values
on issues of protecting the safety and welfare of the consumers through
creation of adequate awareness on unethical practices of some service
She said the importance of public awareness on issues of
qualitative service delivery and the rights of the consumers to complain
against poor services cannot be overemphasised.
“I have been keenly following your safety campaigns
across the country, and it is our belief that if we work together, more
positive results could be achieved in protecting members of the public against
the practices of some unscrupulous service providers,” Atoki told her host.
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Atoki called on the FRSC to join hands with the council
for collective efforts against importers and manufacturers of fake tyres as
well as those that engage in overloading and touting.
CPC will support FRSC in its campaign for speed control
in the country through the introduction of the speed limiting devices, which
will commence in April.
between the FRSC and the CPC has been cordial over the years but there is the
need to step up the collaboration in the collective desire to save the
consumers from the unwholesome practices of some service providers,” Atoki
Oyeyemi commended the council for the aggressive
campaigns for consumers’ rights.
“The unrelenting efforts by the Council to create public
awareness on consumer rights have made members of the public to become
sensitive to issues of quality service delivery,” he said.
He pledged the support of the FRSC to the CPC
campaign to make the country safe for all consumers through adequate awareness
creation and application of sanctions.
- CAJ News