Momoh, others want maximum benefits from products, services
Former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh has urged the Consumer Protection Council to ensure consumers derive maximum benefits and satisfaction from products and services as well as stand up for their rights in the market place through continuous consumer advocacy.
Momoh, who spoke at a forum in Lagos organised by Consumer Rights Project, a Non-Government Organisation to mark the 2016 World Consumers Right Day, said the advocacy should include educating individuals about their rights and responsibilities and provide help in seeking redress where necessary.
According to him, there is a need to stand up against all market abuses and social injustices that undermine the rights of consumers.
Prince Momoh, who chaired the occasion, said the rights of consumers should be taken with utmost regard because it is a right that affects everybody irrespective of age or gender.
In his speech read by the Group Managing Director of Teemark, Dr. Taiwo Ayodeji, the former minister said: “Consumer rights should be of great national concern because if a consumer is offered inferior products, if prices are exorbitant, if drugs are unsafe or of no effect then the well-being and safety of Nigerians maybe threatened and national interests suffer.”
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