The Changing Landscape: Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act

INTRODUCTION: I wish to commend our host law firms, Jackson Etti & Edu (JEE) and Norton Rose Fulbright (Norton Rose) for creating a platform for this engagement, which is of a great importance to the Nigerian and African business environment, and perhaps to the world too, giving the size of Nigeria’s economy and its potential global weight, if things are gotten right.

The theme of this conference is very apt, and of great significance in view of the recent enactment of the competition legislation in Nigeria. Needless to say, the passage of the Competition Act marks the crossing of a great milestone. Like everything novel, this requires a great deal of adaptation, and good preparation too. This engagement sets the right tone, and again I commend the organisers for thinking of this.

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