AAAN Lauds FG on Signed Executive Orders, Advocates Full Implementation
The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) has commended the Federal Government for the three Executive Orders recently signed by the Acting Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN.
In a statement released by the Association signed by its Publicity Secretary, Steve Babaeko, the President, Mr. Kayode Oluwasona expressed particular delight on the Executive Orders which mandated all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Government to give preference to local goods and services in their procurement activities.
He noted that the order by the Federal Government on the procurement of goods and services produced or provided by Nigerian citizens, firms or companies wholly owned by them is indeed an answer to one of the many prayers the Association has always made to the Federal Government.
He further noted that the Executive Order will stimulate the growth of the local economy and impact the marketing communications industry positively.
While reminding the Federal Government on the need to quickly inaugurate the Governing Council of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Oluwasona called for the full implementation of the Executive Orders and pledged the support of AAAN to partner with the Government on all its laudable initiatives.
AAAN was founded in 1973 as an umbrella body that coordinates and promotes the interests of Advertising Agencies in Nigeria.
AAAN seeks to regulate the practice of advertising among member-agencies towards improving standards, corporate respectability, profitability and knowledge; encourage symbiotic relationships among practitioners and other related sectoral bodies, in order to enhance the business environment in which we operate, thereby strengthening the contribution of advertising to the nation’s development.
The secretariat is led by an Executive Director who oversees the day to day running of the association. As the founding father of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) which serves the government’s regulatory agency for industry, AAAN has the largest representation on the APCON council.