OAAN Opens Door for Unregistered Agencies to Become Members
The Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) has called on the practitioners who illegally engage in outdoor advertising to register with the association to become members of the association.
The announcement was made in a paid newspaper advert titled “window of opportunity”, OAAN invited unregistered practitioners to come forward and pick up the association’s registration forms for only N10 000. OAAN noted that the forms can be picked from OAAN Head Quarter or some regulatory agency offices, including Lagos State Structures for Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA).
Recalled that recently, the newly elected OAAN president, Emmanuel Ajufo, CEO of Opportunity To See had promised to take practical steps to sanitise the industry and rid it of the activities of quacks.
Speaking after his election in June 2019, Ajufo said the association would be all out to make sure that non-members were not allowed to practice because, according to him, there were so many none members of the OAAN and were enjoying things outside the association and this has kept on troubling registered members of the association.
In his words. “We intend to engage government some more on this and we hope that the result will positive for us.”
He also added that his team has the intention to bring in those that are outside into the association “because, by the time we make it difficult for them to operate, they will join the association”.
Speaking earlier about unregistered practitioners, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) said it is a violation of Nigeria Advertising Law and Regulation for persons not registered as advertising practitioners and organisations and not licensed as advertising firms to practice advertising for gain and undertake the business of advertising.