Consumer Rights, Consumer Protection and Public Policy in Nigeria: A Critical Review

  •  Ebitu Ezekiel Tom    


Consumer’s rights are inalienable rights that must be protected by the consumer, business organizations and the government Public policies emanate from the government of a state and are geared towards regulating business relationships among the citizenry or distributing social amenities to individuals and communities. The operation of business demands sound public policies and laws aimed at promoting harmony, stability and growth in the economy. Consumer rights and protection laws are essential in Nigeria to check and regulate the excesses of businesses and individuals against the Nigerian consumer. Government has established specific agencies to monitor, identify and prosecute fraudulent businessmen and women. This work therefore assesses the impact of public policy vis-à-vis consumer protection in Nigeria and recommends that much still need to be done.

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