FCCPC speaks on Chinese restaurants, plastic surgery violators

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has finally spoken on the Chinese restaurants and plastic surgery place it shut down during the pandemic peak.

 

The federal agency has vowed to shutdown any facility that violates consumers’ rights in accordance with the law.



According to FCCPC Director General, Mr Babatunde Irukera, while at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja, the Commission recently shutdown a Chinese restaurant known for exclusive and discriminatory service in Lagos.

 

He explained that any facility shutdown in this manner would undergo due processes to certify its capacity to uphold consumer rights before approval to re-open for business was issued.

 

Irukera recalled the events leading up to the shutdown of the restaurant, adding that the Chinese restaurant that we shutdown in Lagos is still closed.



“And the reason we shutdown the restaurant was that we got credible intelligence that it was exclusive and discriminatory and would not serve Nigerians.”

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“We performed a sting operation where our own operatives went in there to be served and I was one of the operatives as a matter of fact.”

 

“I went there and I was turned away because I wasn’t a South-East Asian and what we did was to shut down the place…. when things return to normal, they can get back to business under our monitoring,” he said.



The Director General also disclosed that FCCPC recently shutdown a body modification plastic surgery operation in Lagos.

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He explained that body modification plastic surgery operations in the country were being investigated by the commission with a view to ascertain their legality and capability.

 

He said that the commission had been sued for performing its statutory and regulatory duty by the owner of the outfit.



“We recently shutdown body modification plastic surgery …. We will continue within the ambit of the law to the extent permitted by law to enforce the law and make sure we protect consumers,” Irukera said.

 

He concluded that FCCPC, under his leadership, would not be deterred with such action as it was determined to protect consumers in the country.

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