With economic growth of 0.55% in the second quarter of 2017 Nigeria seems headed out of its recession, the worst it has experienced in 25 years. Make no mistake, however. That is only recovery in a technical sense: a recession technically happens when Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in an economy is negative for two consecutive quarters
Sola Salako AJulo
Founder/President of Consumer Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CAFON)
Sola Salako Ajulo is a versatile Marketing/Media professional with three decades of professional interaction with corporate and public brands that exposed her to the poor service culture and weak consumer protection structures in Nigeria, birthing her passion for consumer rights advocacy.
She pioneered initiatives to improve service delivery and consumer rights awareness and has published opinions on Branding, Customer Service and Consumer Rights and Protection in various media, including the column “Handwriting On The Wall” which became the first platform for consumer advocacy in the media.
The initiator of actions like the Lagos Consumer Forum and March 1st 2016 “No Banking Day” consumer boycott in protest of excessive bank charges, Sola is Founder/President of Consumer Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CAFON); a former
Commissioner, Lagos State Law Reform Commission; and a Consultant and respected Resource on Consumer Rights Issues to various organizations including ENABLE2, Television and Radio stations and the Consumer Protection Council. She is Co-Chair of the Coalition of Nigerian Consumer Associations (CONCA). She was recently appointed to the board of Lagos Consumer Protection Agency(LASCOPA) by His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and she is a member of the Nigerian Standards Organization Council.
A 1987 graduate of English from the University of Lagos, Sola has certificates and training on consumer protection law and policy from various organizations including Trading Standards Institute, UK, Tulane University Public Law Institute. Sola is also a certified Mediator and Arbitrator.