The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), has organised a two-day Executive professional registration program known as Modified Executive Professional Examination (MEPE), for interested candidates in Abuja on from 7th – 9th September, 2021.
The program will be concluded with an evaluation test on Thursday.
Addressing the Journalists, the Deputy Director Registration, Career Matters and Corporate License, Mr. Joe Onuorah said the purpose of the training was to admit into the advertising profession those who are already in the practice but are not registered practitioners as required by the law.
He noted that APCON runs the program in order to eliminate illegal advertising practices and Practitioners.
“Regularizing the practices of these individuals becomes a win-win situation for everybody”, Onuorah stated.
Furthermore, he said the response is quite commendable in Abuja especially from the public sector, adding that opportunity is open for both the public and private sectors.
Reacting to the question about why media or Corporate Affairs Practitioners tend to register with APCON at their retirement period, he said, “people tend to open their eyes when situations of their comfort zones turn around for them”.
He urged younger ones to embrace the opportunity, rather than feeling comfortable with their current situation.
“APCON has sent a strong signal to illegal advertisers and those who took the signal seriously do not want to be taken unawares. They want to do the right thing as enforcement of the APCON regulation is becoming intense” he concluded.