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2nd Lagos NIPR Stakeholders’ conference holds in April



COMING on the heels of the highly successful maiden edition, the Lagos State Chapter of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations has announced that major regulators in the country are expected to participate in the 2nd edition of the NIPR Stakeholders conference slated for Thursday, April 23rd to Friday 24th, 2015 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

  Expected participants in the 2-Day Conference include: the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency; Consumer Protection Council; NAFDAC; Nigerian Communications Commission; Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission; Nigeria Customs Service; National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA); the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), among others.

  Speaking on what to expect the Chairman, NIPR Lagos, Barrister Joseph Okonmah explained that the conference with the theme: “The Nigerian Consumer” will afford regulatory authorities and corporate organizations the opportunity to deliberate on issues affecting Nigerian consumers in the country.

   “The essence of the conference is to discuss issues relating to the “Nigerian Consumer” and to appreciate organizations and individuals that have identified with the interests of the Nigerian Consumer”, he said.

    Among the topics to be discussed include:  Protecting the Rights of the Nigerian Consumer – An Insight into Consumers’ Expectations in Nigeria; Demand for Standardization of Consumer Products; Challenges of Telecommunication Services in Nigeria; The Persistent Energy Challenges In Nigeria: Hope for the Nigerian Electricity Consumers; The Nigeria Customs Service: Meeting the Nigerian Public Expectations; Tackling Environmental Challenges of Oil Pollution in Nigeria – An Overview; Checking the Increasing Rate of of Substandard Products in Nigeria- The Journey so far, among others.

    It would be recalled that the 1st edition held at the Shell Hall, MUSON Centre, Lagos on Friday October 31, 2014, was chaired by the President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, GCON, and the keynote address was delivered by the governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN).

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