The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has named Aisha Buhari, the wife of the president, as Nigerian Consumer Ambassador.
Abiodun Obimuyiwa, CPC’s head of public affairs, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.
Obimuyiwa said Dupe Atoki, director-general of the council, appointed Aisha while inaugurating sensitisation campaign for women groups in Abuja.
Atoki said the council’s initiative to ensure Nigerian women know their rights could find no better personality to identify with its cause than Aisha.
She said Buhari’s wife commitment to the plight of the internally displaced persons (IDPs), who were predominantly women and children, was exemplary.
Atoki said such commitment would safeguard Nigerian women from malpractices of unscrupulous businesses.
She commended Buhari for accepting the appointment, and expressed the belief that the president’s wife would assist in taking consumer protection to another level.
Atoki also said that council was partnering the National Council for Women Societies to deepen consumer awareness at the grassroots to check consumers’ abuse at the level.