President Tinubu Appoints Tunji Bello To Head Consumer Protection Commission 

By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Olatunji Bello, as the new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice-Chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), pending confirmation by the Senate. 

Bello’s appointment was made known on Monday in a statement signed by the President’s Spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale. 

Mr. Bello is a lawyer, administrator, and renowned journalist who served as the former secretary to the Lagos State Government. 

He holds a Master’s in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos. He studied Law at the same university and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002. 

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), began his career in journalism at the Concord Newspapers in 1985 and held the positions of Group Political Editor; Sunday Concord Editor, and Editor of National Concord.

He also won the US Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship and was appointed the Chairman, Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers in 2001.

Bello served as Commissioner for Environment under various administrations in Lagos State. 

According to Ngelale, the President expects that the new Chief Executive Officer of the FCCPC will ensure the holistic realization of the Commission’s mandate of protecting and promoting the interest and welfare of Nigerian consumers, as well as ensure the adoption of measures to guarantee the safety and quality of goods and services. 

 

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