CPC partners Anambra piracy control taskforce on campaign against piracy



www.odogwublog.com reports that  South East Zonal Commander, Consumer Protection Council, Ngozika Obidike has given the nod of CPC to partner the Anambra state special anti-piracy and counterfeit task force in the fight against counterfeit  and pirated products in the state.

Obidike expressed gratitude to the committee for their ideal decision of collaborating with the council in the fight against piracy in the state.

Obidike, who flanked with the Heads, Consumer Education, Nwafor Anthony and Surveillance and Enforcement Unit, Chuma Uchegbu reiterated the commitment of the council in protecting consumers, saying they they have all it takes to enforce action.

“I feel elated when I see people that are committed with consumer protection. CPC has all it takes to protect consumers’ interest because Consumers are king. “Our education and surveillance departments are always ready to enlighten consumers on their rights and as well enforce compliance through surveillance.
We are happy that people like you are interested in supporting this fight against piracy and counterfeit. Our major constraint in ensuring that enforcement and awareness get to the grassroots is finance and not workforce.” She stated

Obidike, however highlighted consumer’s rights to include: right to satisfaction of basic needs, right to safety, information, consumer education and right to a healthy environment.

 Speaking earlier, the Anambra State chairman of Piracy Control Committee, Mr. Frank Uduonu, is seeking the collaboration of the Consumer protection Council (CPC) in fighting counterfeit products in the state.

Governor Willie Obiano, penultimate week, inaugurated a special anti-piracy and counterfeit task force charged with the responsibility of arresting and prosecuting individuals who indulge in intellectual theft, forgery, and piracy.

Uduonu, who led other members on a courtesy visit to the CPC office in Awka, appreciated the council for their effort in curbing high rising counterfeit products in the country and consumer protection, which he said , is in line with Governor Willie Obiano’s zero tolerance on piracy and counterfeit.

According to him, “Governor Obiano’s exploits in security is all encompassing and fighting piracy and its attendant consequences is an arm of it and government will not rest until all pirates relocate from Anambra state.

“That is why this synergy and collaboration with CPC is paramount to us. The stage we are now is consultation of relevant stakeholders in this fight like the CPC, the Nigerian police, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), NSCDC, DSS and other organizations and after that, we go into consolidation through enlightenment and education before confrontation” he said.
CPC partners Anambra piracy control taskforce on campaign against piracy CPC partners Anambra piracy control taskforce on campaign against piracy      Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Rating: 5

No comments: