The Nigerian Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act repeals the Consumer Protection Council Act in place of the Consumer Protection Council

The Nigerian Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act (FCCPA), enacted on January 30, 2019 heralded a new dawn in the Nigerian legal sphere. The FCCPA, modelled after the South African Competition Act, established two institutions for the purposes of enforcing its provisions. These are the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) and the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal (CCPT). It saddled them with the responsibility of promoting competition in the Nigerian market by eliminating monopolies, prohibiting abuse of a dominant position and penalizing other restrictive trade and business practices. [1] The FCCPA repealed the Consumer Protection Council Act, [2]and established the FCCPC [3] in the place of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC). It

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Enyinnaya Uwadi, The Nigerian Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act repeals the Consumer Protection Council Act in place of the Consumer Protection Council, 30 January 2019, e-Competitions January 2019, Art. N° 91886

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