Kogi: APCON partners CCN on Professionalism in Advertising

The Management of Confluence Cable Network, (CCN), owners of Grace 95.5FM Lokoja and Confluence Television has promised to work with the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, (APCON) to enable them function effectively in Kogi State.

The Managing Director of CCN, Mr Simbabi Ogbeha gave the assurance when the team of APCON paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Tuesday.

The maiden visit of APCON to the organization it was gathered is aimed at creating an enabling environment for effective service delivery through advertising in Kogi State.

Describing the visit as timely, the Managing Director of CCN Mr Simbabi Ogbeha intimated his visitors that the organization has never been found wanting in any advert they air on both radio and television station adding that, they have been very professional in the discharge of their duties.

According to him, the organization has won series of award since it was established in 2007.

Ogbeha averred that CCN has continued to promote culture and religious tolerance in Kogi through it content based program and advertisements.

He explained further that the organization has not relent in training and retraining of their personnel’s just as he promised a good and harmonious working relationship with APCON in Nigeria.

Ogbeha however reminded his visitors that the company has other investment that could be keyed into by APCON in Kogi State.

Earlier, the Zonal Head of APCON Mr Today Taiwo, while explaining the reasons for their maiden visit
said they are trying to familiarise themselves with all the media organizations in Kogi State in a bid to foster good working relationship.

Taiwo explained to the management that they are not in Kogi State to witch hunt any one adding that their major responsibility is to regulate advertising in Nigeria

Giving an over view of the advertising code, he said all form of advert must be legal, conscious of Nigeria culture and should not be against the Nigeria Constitution.

He urged the Managing Director to always carry the body along in what ever they are doing stressing that, the body will continue to liaise with relevant authorities to enhance professionalism through advertising.

Adding his voice, a member of APCON Daudu Umar Danladi noted that the organization is an agency under the federal ministry of information. He said workers of the marketing department in any broadcast organization is expected to be a member of APCON.

The visit had in attendance, head of marketing unit, CCN, Ndidiamaka Nwachukwu Aren, head of news Odimayo Olatunde, and head of camera unit, Ahmed Oluwashola Ahmed.


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