Early this week, Alhaji Garba Bello Kankarofi, Registrar of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), stepped down as Registrar/ Chief Executive of the regulatory body, APCON in Nigeria.
Kankarofi stepped down upon the expiration of his tenure as stipulated by law. He was appointed in 2006. As it stands now, the Federal Government is yet to appoint a replacement to take over the role and function of the former APCON Registrar.
Controversies continue to rage in the industry following the federal government’s recent nomination of a number of politicians to the board of the council in what practitioners described as flagrant violation of the Act setting up the council. Stakeholders and some top Nigerian advertising practitioners have reportedly threatened to stage a protest to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to express their unhappiness towards the government’s decision which they view as a clear breach of the Act of flouting the constitution of the country.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update our readers of any changes.