The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) has read the riot act to debtor agencies, which refused to fulfil their payment obligations to the advertising regulatory body in the last two years.
Giving this charge, the Registrar/Chief Executive of APCON, Dr. Olalekan Fadolapo, in statement titled “removal/Suspension of Names from the Register of Advertising Practitioner”, a copy of which was sent to our correspondent, said the decision to sanction erring agencies is in line with APCON’s recently released code of practice.
The statement read in part: “By this notice, registered advertising practitioners are advised to take note that the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) shall, in line with section 9(2)(d) and (e) of the Advertising Practitioners (Registration Etc) Act, CAP A7, L.F.N. 2004, remove from the register of practitioners, with effect from Friday 17th December 2021, the names of persons who have failed, refused or neglected to pay the prescribed practice fees in accordance with their category of membership for the past five years from 1st December 2021.
“A suspended member will have a period of one-year moratorium from the date of suspension within which to pay all outstanding fees or have his/her name removed from the register”, the statement said.