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ICYMI: Tinubu makes fresh appointment in FCCPC

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr Olatunji Bello as the new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice-Chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), pending confirmation by the Senate.

The appointment was announced in a statement on Monday by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity.

Bello, a lawyer, administrator, journalist and former secretary to the Lagos State government, 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,” said the statement.

According to the statement, the President expects the new Chief Executive Officer to ensure the realisation of the Commission’s mandate of protecting and promoting the interest and welfare of Nigerian consumers.

He also expects the agency to ensure the adoption of measures to guarantee the safety and quality of goods and services.

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