FG Moves To Combat Rise In Goods, Services

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, (FCCPC) has stressed the need to Combat the rise in goods and services,outside the continues appreciation of Naira against dollar.

The Commission ,however warned that it would not fold its hands and watch Nigerians to be exploited.

In a press released signed by the Age. Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Adamu Abdullahi has ordered its operatives to intensity monitoring of both formal and informal markets to identify businesses engaged in unnecessary inflating prices of foodstuffs.

According to the press released “The Commission has directed its operatives to intensify monitoring of both formal and informal markets, where businesses may be taking advantage of market conditions to unfairly inflate prices, and ramp up enforcement activities.

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“The operatives will be working collaboratively with trade associations, farmer groups, and other stakeholders to identify and remove unnecessary barriers to entry in various sectors, combat price-fixing, and dismantle cartels. This will encourage increased competition, ultimately leading to lower prices for consumers.

“The Commission remains committed to educating consumers about their rights and empowering them to make informed choices. We will engage in advocacy and public awareness campaigns to raise awareness about price gouging and other unfair trade practices and provide guidance on how to identify and report such practices.

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“The FCCPC recognises the importance of working alongside other government agencies to tackle this complex issue. We will collaborate with relevant regulatory bodies to develop a comprehensive and coordinated response to anti-competitive practices, price gouging, and other consumer protection issues.”

By Sophina Ovuike, Abuja