Minister of information and Communications Prof. Dora Akunyili has commended the role played by the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) in the on- going re-branding Nigeria project.
Akunyili made the commendation during a condolence visit to the President of AAAN, Mr. Funmi Onabolu over the death of his father, Rev Solomon Onabolu, said the contribution of AAAN is very important and cannot be ignored.
The Minister who was accompanied on the visit by Advertising Practitioners Council Of Nigeria (APCON) Chairman, Mr. Chris Doghudje and the Registrar, Alhaji Garba Bello KankarofiÂ told the AAAN President to â€œgrieve not because only those who do not know that there is life after deathÂ grieve much over the death of beloved ones.â€
She therefore commended the exemplary qualities of late Rev. Solomon Onabolu who died on January 23, 2010.
Speaking earlier, the APCON Chairman, Mr. Chris Doghudje eulogized the information minister for the support and recognition she has accorded APCON and the Advertising industry in Nigeria.
Chris Dohudje, APCON Chairman noted thatÂ AAAN played a prominent role in the establishment of APCON as the Advertising regulatory body in Nigeria.
He said that APCON appreciates the contribution of AAAN and will always partner it socially and professionally in developing Advertising in Nigeria.
Also speaking, Alhaji Garba Bello Kankarofi, Registrar of APCON thanked the Minister for her humility, resilience and concern for the deceased family.He further thanked theÂ Minister for her support and the cordial relationship between APCON and the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Responding,Â Mr. Funmi Onabolu, AAAN President expressed delight at the visit especially as it was being the first time a Minister of the Federation would visit the headquarters of AAAN.
The AAAN President promised that AAAN will continue to make its contributions towards in developing advertising in Nigeria.Commenting,Â Mr. Longley Evru, Vice President of AAAN thanked the APCON for the good leadership they are givingÂ the advertising industry in Nigeria.