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Tinubu appoints Olatunji Bello as CEO of FCCPC

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has appointed Olatunji Bello as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and executive vice-chairman (EVC) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).

This was made known in a statement issued by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale on Monday, June 24.

Ngelale in the statement noted that Bello is a lawyer, administrator, and renowned journalist.

“He is the former secretary to the Lagos State Government and holds a master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos. He studied Law at the same university and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002.

“Mr. Bello began his career in journalism at the Concord Newspapers in 1985 and held the positions of Group Political Editor, Sunday Concord Editor, and Editor, National Concord.




     

     

    “He is a winner of the US Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship and was appointed the chairman, Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers in 2001. He also served as Commissioner for Environment under various administrations in Lagos State,” the statement added.

    Tinubu expects the new appointee to ensure the holistic realisation of the commission’s mandate, which includes protecting and promoting the interest and welfare of Nigerian consumers and adopting measures to guarantee the safety and quality of goods and services.

    This appointment is coming barely six months after the Pesident sacked the commission’s former CEO, Babatunde Irukera.

    The President noted that the sack was part of federal government’s plans to restructure and reposition vital agencies in the country.

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