Some consumers have commended Babatunde Irukera, ex-executive vice-chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), for his impactful leadership.
President Bola Tinubu, on January 8, relieved Irukera of his duties.
Some consumers who reacted to his sack on his X on Tuesday said the country’s consumers and markets would miss his dogged contributions.
A consumer identified on X as @KatorTarkaa said,” Kudos, Mr Tunde Irukera! Your tenure at FCCPC was indeed impactful. Particularly thankful for your intervention in cases like mine with Airtel, where they unjustly took my N75. Your dedication made a difference. Best of luck in your future endeavours, sir,” he said.
Olashile Abayomi-Wealth said,” Thank you, sir, for everything. We will never forget you. History will be kind to you, sir,” she said.
Another consumer known as Udeochu Philip on X wrote, “Well done sir, you were phenomenal, and you added so much value and covering for Nigerian consumers. We appreciate you and wish you well wherever you find yourself serving humanity,” he said.
Another consumer, identified as Sulaiman Gafar-Blessing, wrote on X, “You have written your name on the sand of time. History will be kind to you and will not forget you in a hurry. Thank you for your service, sir.”
A consumer identified as Wale Adedayo said, “I believe a bigger assignment is coming. One of our greatest public servants in recent times,” he said.
Mr. Irukera, in a reaction to his sack, said on his X handle, “Grateful for the opportunity to have served the incredibly vibrant and loyal Nigerian citizens/consumers.
“They deserve a better deal. I leave behind a strong institutional advocate in the FCCPC and an outstanding team of soldiers who work there daily for the cause of fair markets.”
Mr. Tinubu directed the chief executive to hand over to the next most senior officer in the agency pending the appointment of a new chief executive officer.