Barrister Prince Babatunde Irukera was appointed in Ag capacity at the then Consumer Protection council CPC,some few years ago,now rejigged, reposition,rename and refocus as a Commission with his strides that brought more burden of responsibility as Federal Competition Consumer Protection Commission FCCPC, to address chains of consumers and producers rights and priviledges, complaints as well as check mate any unforeseen circumstances.
In the last few years of his Ag capacity, and request by Nigerian President for confirmation as substantive Director General of the FCCPC by the Senate, Irukera had ensure standard practice in indigenous business conglomerates and foreign ones, to the advantage of end users and consumer of both products and services in Nigeria.
His flare for doing the right things was never compromised,as the fear of those who believe in sharp practices in Nigeria, is the beginning of wisdom when the names of Babatunde Irukera is mentioned in the public space.
FCCPC in the last few years had been a major stumbling block to manufacturers and suppliers, who hitherto had turned Nigeria to a dumping ground for all sub standard goods,products and services, to the detriment of average and many Nigerians in recent time.
The recent developments also embolden many Nigerians as not only a complainant as obtainable during the dark days of CPC,but had their problems solved and rights and priviledges restored, without much bureaucracy and bottlenecks.
It also checkmates the activities of sellers and buyers as well as suppliers and middle men of products and services, who indulge in making good fortune out of their sharp practices.
Irukera strides that rejig the inspection, enforcement and compliance department in the new FCCPC, is a commendable efforts both within and outside the shores of Nigeria.
This has also relive confidence of many Nigerians by encouraging the purchasing power through acquisition of the required products that will address the intent and demands of the people.
Babatunde Irukera became the darling of foreign producers and manufacturers as awards, recommendations and letters of recognition daily throng his office for a job well done.
Irukera stint had also nip in the bud the idea of importation of fake and adulterated products,sub standard goods and expired items for the consumption of many Nigerians.
FCCPC now conform with service agreement with service providers of any sort,and ensure providers are subservient to clients in all ramifications.
Prince Babatunde Irukera appointment to the expectations of many Nigerians, stakeholders and opinion moulders is a round peg in a round hole, that will move forward quality leadership laced with confidence, commitement and dedication to duty.
With eventful leadership,there is no doubt that in the next few years,his achievements will transcends primordial interest, that will return full sanity and orderliness as well as sincerity of purpose to production and products Management.
Usman Okai Austin
Public Affairs Analyst
Writes from Abuja .