By Festus Fifen
Nigerians have been called upon to always demand for their rights whenever they feel that they are not getting value for their money especially in the areas service delivery.
The Director General Consumer Protection Council Mrs. Dupe Atoki made this call during a Road-show to sensitise the public on the need to always demand for their rights as part of activities to mark this year’s world Consumer Right Day in Abuja.
According to Mrs. Atoki, “Nigerians are already used to not demanding for their rights whenever they are wronged, they feel the process is too long or the companies or individuals involved are bigger than the law, but let me tell you today no one is bigger than the law, the consumer protection council under my leadership has been repositioned to solve the problems of Nigerians whenever they don’t get values for their money” she noted.
Speaking about this year’s Theme which is “Fix Our Phone Rights” the DG said consumers have right to their privacy away from unsolicited messages and adverts from GSM service providers, lamenting the rate of dropped and truncated calls been experienced among subscribers.
Consumer protection Ambassador Charles Oputa popularly called Charlie Boy said enough is enough for these rights violations, he therefore used the medium to advise Nigerians to always come to the consumer protection council whenever they feel they are not been treated fairly enough.
The world consumer Right Day celebrated Globally 15th March every year is a day set aside to ensure that the rights of consumers are taking seriously and also that the these rights are protected.