Consumer Protection, FRSC Partner on Public Safety
Consumer Protection Council, CPC, and Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, have agreed to strengthen their partnership on issues of public safety and welfare of consumers.
This was the outcome of a meeting between Corps Marshal of FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, and Director-General, Consumer Protection Council, Mrs. Dupe Atoki, when the latter paid a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the Commission in Abuja, yesterday.
According to a statement by Head, Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, the Director-General said both FRSC and CPC shared some common values on issues of protecting the safety and welfare of consumers through creation of adequate awareness on the unethical practices of some service providers.
Atoki further stated that the importance of public awareness on issues of qualitative service delivery and the rights of the consumers to complain against poor services could not be overemphasised, noting that the two organisations must come together to work in the interest of the consumers.
On joint campaign to educate consumers on their rights, the Director General called on 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 in the driver’s licences, which they produce at exorbitant prices to unsuspecting members of the public.
She added that CPC would support FRSC in its campaign for speed control in the country through the introduction of speed limiting devices, enforcement of which would commence on 1st April 2016.
Responding, Oyeyemi commended Atoki for her aggressive campaigns for consumers’ rights, saying the unrelenting efforts she had been making to create public awareness on consumer rights had made members of the public to become sensitive to issues of quality service delivery.
He pledged the support of FRSC to the campaign to make the country safe for all consumers through adequate awareness creation and application of sanctions.
Source: National Mirror Nigeria