Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has commended the members of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) for their contribution to the growth of the Nigerian economy. Ayade who spoke at the 31st annual general meeting (AGM) of OAAN which held in Calabar last Friday, said the body has maintained an advertising sector which is boosting businesses across the country and especially Cross River State.
Represented by his deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu, the governor said: “I am confident to say that OAAN is a major driving force of the Nigerian economy.”
Ayade said OAAN enjoy a very good relationship with the state through the collaborative effort with CRISSAA, the state outdoor advertising regulatory agency.
Giving the report card of the association in the last 12 months, OAAN President, Mr. Babatunde Adedoyin said the association has done well in view of the challenging economic environment in the country.
Adedoyin said OAAN is devising ways for members not just to survive but thrive as a business.
One of which is to work closely with media independent agencies and advertisers to seek beneficial ways to all partners.
The OAAN President said the association is doing its best to ensure that only members who are up to date in their annual dues are certified to practice warning all those who are yet to pay to do so.
He said new certificates will be printed to render the previous one invalid.
He said the association is in the process of amending the OAAN constitution to align it with current global trend in outdoor advertising.
The president thanked everyone who contributed to the success of the 10 Poster Award which held in Lagos recently.