By Festus Fifen.
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has charged Nigerians to understand their rights as consumers in order to stand up to market abuses which undermine those rights.
In a statement by the Director Media in her Office Suleiman Haruna, Mrs. Buhari said the rights of the consumer must be protected and those on the wrong side of the law be made to understand that their rights come to an end where the rights of the consumer begins.
Mrs. Buhari, represented by the wife of the Governor of Nasarawa state, Mrs. Mairo Tanko Almakura who made the charge during her investiture as Consumer Ambassador of Nigeria by Consumer Protection Council thanked the Management of The Council for investing her, saying that the campaign for consumer rights is a noble cause and assured the Commission of her support and commitment towards driving the campaign.
Earlier, the Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, Barrister Dupe Atoki, said digital technology, though beneficial, has exposed consumers to digital and online threats such as cybercrime, data theft and invasion of privacy. She stated that this year’s theme: Building a Digital World Consumers can Trust, intends to call attention to these consumer issues.
Others who spoke at the occasion include the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enalema and the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonaya Onu who in their goodwill messages highlighted the important role of Consumer Protection Council in protecting the rights of the consumer.
The investiture was witnessed by associates of Mrs. Buhari and other local and international well-wishers