APCON Council is beyond the Information Minister or me says APCON Registrar

It looks like the much awaited reconstitution of a new council for the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) may not happen any time soon, as the Registrar of APCON; Alhaji Garba Kankarofi has said that neither the Federal Minster of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed nor himself can do anything to change the status quo.

Kankarofi told MARKETING EDGE that the prerogative of setting up a new APCON Council lies within the jurisdiction of the President Muhammadu Buhari and that the Minister and APCON have both done all within their powers to get the President to act, but still nothing has been done.

He noted that the regulatory body had written several letters to the President, explaining the importance of the council and why it should be set up.

“The formation of APCON Council is beyond me, it is beyond the Federal Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, right now the decision is left in the hands of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari because we have written and we have made our case known to him,”Kankarofi.

The APCON Registrar further noted that it was left to President Buhari to determine the time for the reconstitution of the council, adding that he was glad that APCON law had been signed by the President.

”There are national issues that are very apt and more agile than my council. Anytime it suits the President to release the council, he will but I am very glad that he has signed our law and that is a sign of good things to come”


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