BREAKING: Senate Approves Tinubu’s Request to Sack FCCP Boss, Irukera

Feb 28, 2024 | Entertainment, News

  • The sack of Babatunde Irukera as the Chief Executive/Vice Chairman of the FCCPC has been endorsed by the Senate
  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had sacked Irukera with immediate effect sometime in January 2024
  • The Senate’s approval is in accordance with Section 8(1)(b) & (2) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Act, 2018 journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja – The Nigerian Senate has approved President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s request to sack the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) chief executive/vice-chairman, Babatunde Irukera.

The lawmakers made the decision during a voice vote where the ayes had it and the Senate President, Gods will Akpabio hit the gavel on Wednesday, February 28.

Senate approves Tinubu’s request to sack FCCP boss, Irukera
The sack of FCCP boss, Irukera has been approved by the Senate
Photo credit: @fccpcnigeria/@NGRSenate
Source: Twitter

Tinubu in a letter read at the plenary by Akpabio demanded the sack of Irukere based on inefficiency, The Punch reported.

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The FCCPC Act demands that the President needs the approval of the National Assembly to sack the FCCPC executive vice-chairman.

According to Vanguard, the Senate approved the request after Senator Opeyemi Bamidele’s presentation that the Senate should consider the removal of Irukera as Chief Executive/Vice-Chairman of FCCPC in accordance with Section 8(1)(b) & (2) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Act, 2018

Tinubu had sacked Irukera with immediate effect in January 2024.

Babatunde Irukera’s achievements as FCCPC boss

Under Irukera’s guidance, the FCCPC achieved milestones in the healthcare, digital finance, and electricity sectors. Notably, the development of the Patient Bill of Rights in healthcare establishes a comprehensive framework for patient empowerment, transparency, and accountability.

The FCCPC has been described as a responsive adjudicator, dismantling bureaucratic hurdles and ensuring swift justice for consumers.

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FCCPC bags 2023 government agency award

Meanwhile, reported that FCCPC was reportedly named the Government Agency of the Year 2023.

A statement was sent to indicates that the FCCPC was recognised for promoting fairness, regulatory stability and consumer protection within the Nigerian marketplace. Recall that the agency also 2023 bagged an outstanding achievement consumer education award in Australia.

Irukera since assuming leadership at the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) in 2017, transformed it into a proactive and consumer-centric agency, kicking off with renaming and rebranding to the FCCPC


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