Chief Executive Officer, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC)
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Babatunde Irukera is the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC). He has an exceptional record of advocacy and representation in competition and consumer protection law. Babatunde has considerable experience in transactions, consumer protection, competition law, commercial litigation, regulatory work and government relations. He was key counsel in a large multi-jurisdictional case involving a major pharmaceutical company and the conduct of a clinical trial that resulted in injuries. He also played vital roles in sector related consumer protection advancements including advising the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority with respect to its role in sector consumer protection and led the initiative in developing current aviation consumer protection regulations as well as the Passenger Bill of Rights. He also led the team that revised existing aviation economic regulations and superintended a comprehensive regulatory and parliamentary investigation into anti-competitive behaviour by foreign airlines.
During his three decades of active legal practice, he acquired experiences ranging from being In-house Counsel to General Counsel, Managing Partner in a law firm, and advising senior government officials as well as key government institutions. His leadership of the FCCPC provides vital clarity and direction that the Commission and industry need in addressing issues of customer service/protection; promoting a level playing field in Nigeria’s marketplace; and fosters mutual industry/regulatory assurance and balance for a robust regulatory regime that promotes business stability and investment, as well consumer satisfaction and confidence.
He was admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1990, and before the Washington State Supreme Court in 1996