President Bola Tinubu has appointed Olatunji Bello as the new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice-Chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), subject to confirmation by the Senate. The announcement was made by presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngalale on Monday night.

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Bello is a lawyer, administrator, and renowned journalist. He previously served as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Lagos State and holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002 after studying Law at the same university.

Having started his career in journalism at Concord Newspapers in 1985, Bello held several key positions including Group Political Editor, Sunday Concord Editor, and Editor of the National Concord. He was also the recipient of the US Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship and served as the Chairman of the Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers in 2001. Bello’s contributions to public service include serving as Commissioner for Environment under various administrations in Lagos State.

President Tinubu expects Bello, as the new Chief Executive Officer, to fulfill the FCCPC’s mandate of protecting and promoting the interests and welfare of Nigerian consumers. This involves implementing measures to ensure the safety and quality of goods and services in the country.

The appointment of Olatunji Bello reflects President Tinubu’s confidence in his leadership abilities and extensive experience in both journalism and public service. As the head of the FCCPC, Bello will play a crucial role in safeguarding the rights of consumers and enforcing fair competition practices.

With his legal background, administrative expertise, and journalistic acumen, Bello possesses a unique combination of skills that will contribute to the effective functioning of the FCCPC. His experience in various leadership positions and his commitment to public service will undoubtedly guide his efforts in championing the interests of Nigerian consumers.

As the FCCPC works towards ensuring a fair and competitive business environment, Bello’s appointment aligns with President Tinubu’s vision of promoting consumer welfare and upholding high standards of goods and services in Nigeria.

Pending confirmation by the Senate, Olatunji Bello will assume his role as the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice-Chairman of the FCCPC, where he will be entrusted with the responsibility of driving positive change for Nigerian consumers and fostering an atmosphere of fair competition in the country’s marketplace.