President Bola Tinubu has appointed Olatunji Bello as the new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-Chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, subject to Senate confirmation.

This was contained in a statement signed by the President’s special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Monday.

Bello is a lawyer, administrator, and journalist.

“The President expects that the new Chief Executive Officer of this important agency will ensure the holistic realisation of the commission’s mandate of protecting and promoting the interest and welfare of Nigerian consumers, and ensuring the adoption of measures to guarantee the safety and quality of goods and services,” the statement read.

According to the statement, Bello is a former Secretary to the Lagos State Government and holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos.

Bello studied Law at the same university and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002.

Ngelale noted that Bello began his career in journalism at the Concord Newspapers in 1985 and held the positions of Group Political Editor; Sunday Concord Editor, and Editor, National Concord.

He also served as Commissioner for Environment under various administrations in Lagos State.