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Tinubu approves appointment of Tunji Bello as FCCPC boss

President Bola Tinubu has given his approval on the appointment of Olatunji Bello as the new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice-Chairman (CEO/EVC) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), pending when he is confirmed by the Nigerian Senate.

This was contained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale on Monday, June 24.

According to Ngelale, Tinubu expected that the new Chief Executive Officer of this agency would ensure the holistic realization of the Commission’s mandate of protecting and promoting the interest and welfare of Nigerian consumers and ensuring the adoption of measures to guarantee the safety and quality of goods and services.

Bello is a lawyer, administrator, and renowned journalist.

He was formerly 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.

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 was a winner of the US Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship and was appointed the Chairman of the Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers in 2001.

He also served as Commissioner for the Environment under various administrations in Lagos State.

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