Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Keep alcohol and tobacco adverts away from schools, Okowa tells OAAN

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has charged the Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria, OAAN, to consider the aesthetics of the environment, while monitoring and supervising advertisement for products such as alcohol and tobacco, within a set radius of schools, parks and residential areas.



The governor also advised the association to avoid indiscriminate placement of billboards that deface the environment. The governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mary Iyasere, at the 32nd Annual General Meeting of the association in Asaba, the state’s capital, said: “Owing to the wide reach of the activities of your association, there is the need for close monitoring and supervision to restrict advertising for such products as alcohol and tobacco, within a set radius of schools, parks and residential areas.” In his remarks, President of the association, Mr. Tunde Adedoyin, said the association has been facing some challenges in recent times, as he also reeled out his scorecard in his first two years in office. He was returned as President of the association.

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