The bill, when passed, would prevent internet fraud and identity theft which has become endemic in the virtual environment.
“What we are saying is that the amendment bill has been placed before the National Assembly for approval.
“ Such provisions that will protect the consumers that do online transactions, which are lacking completely in the existing enactment,’’ Obimuyiwa said.[eap_ad_2]
He told NAN that the council had not recorded many cases of complaints from customers who shop online and the few received had been resolved using the Consumer Protection Act.
“ We have a department that deals with customer’s complaints and so far, we had just few cases of complaints from customers.
“ We have been trying our best to protect consumers but when the bill is amended, it will enhance our ability to do more for consumers,’’ he said.
“ The Director General of the Council, Mrs Dupe Atoki, on Nov.12, 2013 paid a courtesy visit to the Speaker, House of Representative, MrAminuTambuwal.
“ The amendment is necessitated due to the emerging technological changes, new trading methods, patterns and agreements that have brought challenges to consumers of goods and services in Nigeria.’’(NAN)[eap_ad_3]