The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) has commended the federal government for taking the bold step to sign three executive Orders to promote ease of doing business in the country. It particularly commended the acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for taking action that would go a long way to facilitate trade and promote indigenous businesses
The Associationâ€™s President, Mr. Kayode Oluwasona, said in a statement that the professional body was highly delighted 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 with the order by the federal government on the procurement of goods and services produced or provided by Nigerian citizens, this has indeed answered the desire of many Nigerians who had lost hope of government support for their businesses. According to him, by this decision, firms and companies wholly owned by Nigerians have great hope of growing their businesses
He further noted that with the executive order signed into law, growth of the local economy was bound to be stimulated which by effect impact positively on the marketing communication industry
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.