Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, Babatunde Irukera Esq

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has praised the Lagos State Judiciary for setting up small claims courts.

It lauded the Chief Judge, Justice Opeyemi Oke, for also issuing practice directions.

CPC Director-General Babatunde Irukera, a lawyer, said: “The Consumer Protection Council commends Lagos State Government on the designation of Small Claims Courts within the state jurisdiction and issuing of Practice Directions by the Chief Judge.

“The directions limit the threshold of cases to N5million and a maximum period of 60 days to resolve disputes. This initiative provides a better mechanism and expanded access for disputes arising from consumer grievances.

“The Council commends Lagos State and the leadership of its judiciary for this bold and practical initiative to improve attention to, and speed in securing remedies for consumers.

“This effort reinforces a key statutory mandate of the Council to ensure speedy redress to consumer complaints.

“The Council encourages consumers to exercise their rights to the fullest possible extent, and invites other states to emulate this initiative.”

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