The Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria, OAAN, has recognized the Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency, ANSAA, as the best advertisement agency in Nigeria.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ANSAA, Chief Jude Emecheta, was also honoured by the association for his sterling leadership of the agency.
The Association made the recognitions when a delegation of its national leadership led by the President, Mr Emmanuel Ajufo, visited the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba, in his office at the Jerome Udoji State Secretariat, Awka.
Correspondent, David Okpokwasili reports that while speaking during the presentation of the award, Mr. Ajufo commended ANSAA for upholding high standard professionalism in their job, especially in their relationship with outdoor advertisement agencies operating in the State.
Mr. Ajufo said that unlike other States where practitioners are always in court with regulators, the association has not had any reason to write petitions, talk less of filing suit, beckoning on the States to emulate the example of Chief Emecheta and ANSAA.
Receiving the guests, the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. Adinuba, highly commended Chief Emecheta as a visionary leader, who has taken the Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency to become an example of how a public institution should be run, stating that the agency has also contributed in no small measure to boosting the internally generating revenue of the State.
Commissioner Adinuba highlighted that Governor Willie Obiano’s style of leadership gave his appointees the opportunity to excel in their offices, which has been visible in the number of awards, recognitions and honours received by the different agencies and parastatals under the present administration.
Later in his acceptance speech, the Managing Director of Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency, Chief Emecheta, thanked the apex association of advertising practitioners in the country for the honour and stated that the cordial relationship between the agency and the association has brought a new phase of progress in the industry in Anambra State.
Chief Emecheta also pleaded with the OAAN leadership to ensure that members promote the highest standard of professionalism in their work, to sustain the relationship they have with the State Government.
The Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria, OAAN, delegation also had the General Secretary, Mr. Sola Akinsiku, and the former South East Regional Chairman of the association, Sir Soloo Akugha, while the Managing Director, Anambra State Printing and Publishing Corporation, Sir Chuka Nnabuife, and other top management staff of the Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment were in the team that received the association.