The Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) is the agency of the Federal Government, established under the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018 for the overall and multi-sector regulation of competition and consumer protection in Nigeria.
A key mandate of the agency is consumer education. In discharging its mandate, the law stipulates that the Commission should engage in advocacy to increase consumer awareness; ensure consumers interests receive appropriate attention, encourage trade, industry and professional associations to develop and enforce quality standards; as well as to ensure a level-playing field for businesses.
Learning For Life is an initiative that is targeted at young people in secondary schools. The programme has led to the formation of consumer clubs in schools. The purpose of the clubs is to promote interest in consumer issues such as quality and consumer rights. It is also to stimulate not only a culture of quality and insistence on consumer rights, but to advocate for same.
Learning For Life is designed to stimulate a knowledge sharing contest, known as the National Young Consumer Contest, on topical consumer issues and to improve young people’s consciousness and understanding of consumer rights, including enforcement mechanisms.
The theme for the contest this year is Sustainable Consumption: The Role Of Consumers In Addressing Plastic Waste Pollution.** The contest is open to all secondary schools. Entries must be submitted not later than 12:00 Midnight, Monday, November 15th, 2021. Submission may be in form of the following:
- Video Category: Video presentations not longer than 60 seconds on the theme: Sustainable Consumption: The Role Of Consumers In Addressing Plastic Waste Pollution.
- Image Category: One leaf of well designed consumer awareness mock-up flyer. Size A5, front & back. The flyer should be in two sections: Section One: Features to capture: a. Five (5) of the functions of FCCPC; b. Four (4) consumer rights; c. Four (4) consumer responsibilities.
Section Two: Consumer awareness messages on the theme: Sustainable Consumption: The Role Of Consumers In Addressing Plastic Waste Pollution. Your school or schools under your supervision are invited to participate in this competition.
There are cash and other prizes for winners as well as opportunity to participate in the award ceremony. All entries must reach the Commission by email at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Monday, 22nd November, 2021. For further enquiries, contact Mrs. Idowu Yemisi on 08039653892 or Mrs. Bala Hadizat on 08065592717
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