By EZE Amaeshi
As part of its ongoing programme of restructuring and re-positioning to enable it fulfill its mandate of protecting consumers from unscrupulous activities of manufacturers, traders and services providers, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Imo state, on Monday, June 1, publicly destroyed all expired and adulterated products worths millions of naira, that had been confiscated from unscrupulous dealers within the state since about four years. The products which were evacuated from the old CPC office at Old Secretariat, Orlu road, were set ablaze at a dump site located along Port Harcourt road, with some government officials, CPC staff and several other people present to witness the event. Speaking to newsmen during the event, the Director General of Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Imo State, Mrs. Obioma Okafor expressed her delight at the success of the event and final disconnection with the old CPC office at Old Secretariat, Orlu road. The Director General maintained the commitment of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) to serve Imolites with utmost integrity, stating that it would not be business as usual again. Mrs. Okafor advised dealers on goods and services to be careful in what they offer to the public as the agency would protect the consumers from all unscrupulous activities. She promised that CPC in the state, under her watch, would be different, with properly orientated staff and desk offices in all the 27 LGAs for a holistic coverage of the state and all residents. Mrs. Obioma Okafor described the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) as a spiritual agency out to save lives in all aspects and would not comprise their mandate for any reason. She also promised that the CPC under her watch would operate enforcement task force with people of integrity and urged people with complaints regarding goods and services to approach the agency for redress. The Director General promised to release contact hot lines to enable the public constantly relate with the agency so as to serve them better.