Chijide bows out as OAAN president, Adedoyin steps in
PRESIDENT of the Outdoor Advertising Agency of Nigeria (OAAN) Mr. Charles Chijide bowed out of office on a high note last week when he commissioned the association’s house as his last major assignment as the president of the body. Also, a new president has been elected. He is the Managing Director of Media View Limited, Mr. Babatunde Idowu Adedoyin.
Adedoyin won after polling 47 votes to beat Mr. Ladi Sole of Uniksites Nigeria Limited who polled 11 votes. Other members of the new executives include Vice President, Mr. Emma Ajufo; General Secretary, Femi Ogala; Treasurer, Atilola Williams; Publicity Secretary, Obi Nnaobi and Mr. Tunde Oyekan as the Assistant General Secretary.
The Ex Officio members are Modupe Lawuyi, Bidwell Okere, and Churchill Nwagwu.
Adedoyin attended both St. Benedict’s Catholic School and St. Paul Comprehensive School, Igbore, Abeokuta. His is a member of American Marketing Association; he attended Middlesex Polytechnic (now Middlesex University), Hendon, London where he bagged Higher National Certificate in Marketing Communication in 1980.
He sat and passed London Chamber of Commerce professional exams the same year and returned to Nigeria for the National Youth service Corps. He co-founded Intermedia Service Limited, an outdoor advertising practitioner while still in public service in 1989, but resigned from the company in 1995.
According to Chijide, the completion and commissioning of the OAAN House is a major achievement, adding, “I really commend the foresight of all my predecessors as they are all men of high-level foresight and they played commendable roles both at different times when they had the opportunity to serve and collectively after their terms to ensure that the dream to have our own House is realised”.
Besides the OAAN House, Chijide reeled out some of his administration’s many achievements, which included the resuscitation of poster award that has now gained international dimension, capacity building in partnership with North Dakota University, U.S.
He disclosed that the capacity building has been slated to be a yearly training programme, and explained that as part of efforts aimed at putting OAAn on the digital map, the association had also reached an agreement with ROTAPANEL to allow staggered payment for the acquisition of LED and digi