THE Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) last Wednesday, honoured some of its workers and people who have served the industry for over a decade. Also honoured are founding fathers of the Nigeria advertising industry.
The event, which held at the Media Center of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was attended by council members, staff of APCON, some past Registrars and Chairmen.
Founding fathers honoured are Ifeanyichukwu Moemeka, Chief Olu Falomo, Dr. May Nzeribe, Chris Doghudje, Prof Charles Okigbo, Josef Bel-Molokwu and Chief Sylvester Nwobu-Alor.
Staff awarded are Deputy Director, Human Resources management, Mrs. Bimbola Ipaye and Chief Regulation, monitoring and enforcement officer, Mrs. Ijedi Iyoha, both have put in 20 years in service. Administrative Officer 1, Mrs. Juliana Chima; Head driver, Oladipo Olanrewaju and Chief Clerical Officer, Allwell Nwuzor, all have put in 15 years.
Other awardees who have put in 10 year each are Asst. Chief inspectorate Officer, Emme Akande; Credit Control officer, Sikiru Adesina; Secretaries 1, Agatha Okonkwo and Deborah Eneanya; Asst. Executive Officer, Archibong Bassey Itomo; Chief Cleaners, Adamu Abubakar and Mohammed Useni.
The chairman of the event, past Council Chairman, Chief Olu Falomo, expressed joy at the occasion and advised the awardees to see the award as a blessing from God and put in more effort in ensuring that APCON is given a brighter image across Nigeria and the world at large.
“You have performed much more than we do, over the years you have managed experience and become what you are. APCON is one of the best establishments you can work with that adds values to service. Continue to put in your best and improve on the platform which many of us have laboured for.”
Adding, he said, “we have a long way to go and APCON will continue to grow from strength to strength”
The present Council Chairman, Mr. Lolu Akinwunmi, congratulated the awardees and urged them to continue to lift APCON through their dedication and commitment to service.
He also congratulated the past chairmen of the Council and registrars whom he described as role models in the industry.
The Registrar of APCON, Alh. Garba Bello Kankarofi, urged awardees to continue working for APCON, as it is the best place to be.