- Olalekan Fadolapo's appointment as APCON boss has been hailed
- AAAN commended President Muhammadu Buhari for taking the right step in the right direction
- Fadolapo is one of the nine chief executive officers recently appointed by the president
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The appointment of Olalekan Fadolapo as the registrar and chief executive officer of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) has been hailed as right move.
In a statement on Tuesday, September 1, Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment.
AAAN publicity secretary, Temitope Jemerigbe, described the appointment of Fadolapo as “right move in the right direction.”
Recall that President Buhari approved the appointment of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) for nine (9) of the agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
A statement posted on the official Twitter page of the Nigerian presidency said the approval letter for the appointments was conveyed to the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, by Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president, on Tuesday, August 25.
“As an experienced and competent advertising practitioner with over two decades in the industry, we have utmost confidence that under his leadership, APCON will strive to much greater heights and achievements,” part of the statement read.
Fadolapo, a graduate of economics from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, holds three master’s degrees and has a PhD in marketing communications.
The new APCON boss is a registered advertising practitioner, a chartered accountant, and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Fadolapo was a member of the Advertising Practitioners Investigative Panel (APIP), vice-chairman of APCON finance and administrative committee and currently the chairman of APCON corporate licensing administrative enforcement committee (CLAEC).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari reacted to the good news from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that Nigeria and Africa have been declared free from polio.
Speaking on the impressive development, the president said that this means he has fulfilled his campaign promise of eradicating the disease from the country.
President Buhari said that he made the pledge that the next leader of the nation after him will not have to deal with polio.
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