Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria, OAAN which has the objective to promote and sustain the recognition of the association as the only competent body that determines the competence of outdoor advertising companies in Nigeria has recorded a major achievement since its establishment in 1964 with the commissioning of its ultra modern building in Lagos.
Speaking during the commissioning of the house, immediate past President of the association, Charles Chijide, agreed that the completion and commissioning of the house is major achievement to the association.
According to him, “I really commend the foresight of all my predecessors. They are all men of high-level foresight and they played commendable roles both at different times when they had the opportunity to serve and to ensure that the dream to have our house is realized.”
Besides OAAN house, Chijide listed some of his administration’s achievements, which included the resuscitation of poster award that has now gained international dimension and capacity building in partnership with North Dakota University, USA.
He noted that the capacity building which was slated to be a yearly training program was first held in April this year and was well attended by OAAN members.
“Having signed the MOU on behalf of the Association, the university has now agreed to rotate the training round major universities in the USA and the one for next year will be in partnership with the Harvard University.”
He also disclosed that OAAN has partnered Posterscope to take Out-of- Home practice to the next level through various seminars and training, which will be done yearly.
Speaking on the future of outdoor advertising in Nigeria, he said it will be great as it has now become one of the strongest sartorial groups in the advertising board.
Kelechi Nwosu, President, Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria, AAAN commended the efforts of the OAAN in completing the building, adding that the building is a good development and a beautiful place for people to have meetings, retreats.