Tuesday, August 04, 2015

‘CPC dead on social media’

Supposed lead Federal Government agency on consumer protection in Nigeria, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) could be said to be dead literally on social media, reports ITRealms.

Investigations by ITRealms, revealed that both CPC social media accounts, namely the Twitter handle and Facebook may have been ‘dead’ for over three years now.

Further investigations by our reporter showed that the Twitter handle @CPCNig no longer function and attempt displays “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist” by Twittes, just as its not searchable online.

Suspicion is high that the Twitter of CPC Nigeria may have been created by a techie consultant that has not been paid since in the inception of President Muhammadu Buhari as that seem to be the mantra of some failing Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) since Buhari took over.

This is coming as its Facebook page was last updated over three years ago and precisely on May 15, 2012.

The inability of its Facebook page and Twitter to be alive, sources close to CPC confirmed, was due to lack of commitment from the agency over dealings with its ICT consultants.

For instance, the last CPC-ALERT on the Facebook was on a discovery of some un-named commonly-used packaged consumer products which it claimed are under filled or under-dispensed in their packages, thereby short-changing the consumers.

With over 80 million Nigerians online and over 50 per cent daily engaging on social media such as Facebook and Twitter to name a few, industry watchers described lopsided attitude of CPC on social media as awful.

+ITRealms DSA +Remmy Nweke (ITRealms) @CPCnig

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