FG constitutes advertising offences tribunal, appoints Olatoregun chairman
As part of efforts aimed at advocating speedy hearing and timely resolution of all matters relating to advertising, the Federal Government recently constituted the Advertising Offences Tribunal.
A chairman and four other members were appointed to adjudicate over offences created under Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria Act No.23 of 2022, Code of Advertising Practice, Standard of Practice, Proclamation, and other relevant enactments made pursuant to the Act.
The Tribunal is an independent specialised judicial body established to ensure equity, openness, fairness and impartiality in all dispute and offences committed or allegedly committed under the Act.
Acting in line with section 38 of the Act, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, appointed Justice Cecilia Olatoregun (rtd) as chairman.
Olatoregun served as a Judge of the Federal High Court from July 2000 to November 2019. Before her appointment to the bench, she was the Chief Registrar and Admiralty Marshal of the Federal High Court from November 1998 to July 2000. As an administrative Judge, she oversaw eleven Judges in the Lagos Division and presided over four divisions of the Federal High Court at different times.
The other four members of the Tribunal are Mr. Charles Odenigbo, Mr. Moroof Aileru Esq, Mrs. Julia Oku Jacks and Mr. Idorenyen Enang.