Consumer Protection Council (CPC)
By Yemi Akinsuyi
The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) now has an acting Director-General, in person of Mr. Emmanuel Amlai. The acting Director General assumed the position after expiration of the two-term tenure of the Council’s former Director-General, Mrs. Ify Umenyi.
Umenyi, while handing over to Amlai, being the most senior director in the organisation, thanked management and staff members of the Council for the cooperation and loyalty she enjoyed while piloting the affairs of the agency.
She expressed the hope that her successor would find the structures put in place by her administration useful in a renewed effort at taking the organisation to a higher level in the execution of its mandate.
According to the former Director-General, “one of the greatest assets that will be inherited by the new administration in the Council is the unwavering commitment of the workforce to the actualisation of the Council’s mandate”.
Until his acting appointment, Amlai was the Director of Quality Assurance and Development in the organisation. Also, he was a former Director, Surveillance and Enforcement before moving to the Quality Assurance and Development Department.
The new acting Director-General, before joining the Council in 2001as a Deputy Director, had worked at top management level with Nigeria Asbestos Industry Limited and Supercor Industry Limited, all in Bauchi, Bauchi State.
Meanwhile, the Council has bagged the Regulator of the Year 2012 Award of the Verbatim Magazine for its outstanding performance in the protection of consumer rights. The Award was conferred on the Council at an investiture ceremony held on February 7 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.