Consumer Protection Council is being re-positioned for mandate fulfillment -D-G

By EZE Amaeshi  The Acting Director General of the Imo state Consumer Protection Council, Mrs. Obioma Okafor has disclosed that the agency is being restructured and re-positioned to enable it fulfill its mandate of protecting consumers from any unscrupulous activities of producers, traders and service providers and other injustices suffered by them in the use of their products and services. The Acting Director General made this known last Friday, May 22, during an interaction with our reporter in Owerri. Mrs Obioma Okafor, a visionary administrator, informed that her journey towards the re-positioning of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) started immediately after her appointment on April 24 with the rejection of their dilapidated office at Orlu road secretariate and insistence on a befitting office which the governor has graciously given to them. She observed that after studying about the CPC, she realized that the vision of the agency was about touching lives, just like her own life had been about touching lives. After insisting on moving to a befitting office during her first meeting with her staff, the Director General stated that the next step would be to change the narrative of the agency which is negatively perceived in the mind of the public. Mrs Okafor also noted that she had assured the staff that it would not be business as usual again, adding that she had keyed into Governor Uzodinma’s 3R policy trust which includes recovery of all dead or sick aspects of life of Imolites, including the CPC. She informed that as a servant leader, she had come with an olive branch and urged all her staff to have a change of heart and orientation towards vision fulfillment. The Director General who holds a Diploma in Theology and a masters degree in Public Administration among other certificates and qualifications described the Consumer Protection Council as a spiritual parastatal which is like the stomach infrastructure of the people, saying that they were conscious that life and death of Imolites were in their hands since the agency had to protect consumers from certain unscrupulous activities of manufacturers, traders and service providers that could lead to death. Insisting that the CPC would never compromise nor fight anyone, the Acting Director General informed that they would soon invite all relevant bodies to a consumer forum. She used the occasion to convass support for Governor Hope Uzodinma in his mission to recover all that need to be recovered and revived for the sound working of the state and improved standard of living of the people.

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