15 March 2021 by MATHEW AYOOLA
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC has advised young consumers on proper disposal of plastic materials to mitigate dangers associated with plastic pollution of the environment.
Executive Vice Chairman of FCCPC, Mr Babatunde Irukera stated this during a virtual forum organized for Secondary School Students by the Commission to mark this year’s World Consumer Rights Day in Abuja.
Mr Babatunde Irukera who was represented by the Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services in FCCPC, Alhaji Ahmed Abdullahi said the forum was organized to sensitize the students who are young consumers on the need to avoid polluting the environment through their daily consumption of satchet water, bottled and plastic soft drinks and water as well as other plastic consumables.
Mr Babatunde Irukera attributed some cases of flooding and other environmental degradation to blocking of drainages due to improper disposal of some plastic materials.
According to him, FCCPC will continue to collaborate with stakeholders towards addressing plastic pollution in the country.
The Executive Vice Chairman of FCCPC therefore stressed the need for measures that would enhance waste to wealth initiative in the country.
Mr Babatunde Irukera advised young consumers to always sensitize their parents and contemporaries on the dangers of plastic pollution in the society.
Some of the students described the Forum as an eye opener on the issue of plastic pollution
They therefore promised to take the message to other Nigerians to ensure a friendly and hygenic environment.
The theme of this year’s World Consumer Rights Day is ” No To Plastic Pollution”