Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) has concluded plans to hold the 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 via virtual platform.

OAAN secretariat made this known to Brand Communicator recently. It is noteworthy that this year’s AGM won’t be an election AGM as new executives were elected last year to pilot the affairs of the association.

At this year’s AGM, it is expected that the members will be looking at ways to survive and remain relevant at a time when COVID-19 crisis has affected their business operations negatively.

To proffer solution to the challenges affecting the Out-of-Home industry caused by COVID-19 crisis, OAAN recently had a virtual event (Zoom Summit) with the theme, “COVID-19: OOH Business & Emerging Realities” and it is expected that such conversion will continue at the AGM, including discussion on members’ welfare and among others.

Recall, the theme for last year’s AGM was “Future of OOH in Nigeria: Debt, Ethics and Best Practices’’ held on June 21, 2019 at Park Inn By Radisson, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Also, the association elected new members of the executive with Emmanuel Ajufo of Opportunity To See (OTS) emerging as the new president.

Ajufo who was the Vice-President of the immediate past executive led by Mr. Tunde Adedoyin said he was ready to complete the ongoing projects of the immediate past president.

‘’I was the vice-president to the immediate past president and I know where we stopped. So with my new team we will address the research issue which we have not been able to address till the tenure ended.

‘’I also want my team to address the welfare of members especially to see the reason they are part of OAAN.’’

In another vein, he said the association will be all out to make sure that non-members are not allowed to practice without registering as members of the association. He also assured members of his team readiness to tackle the issue of taxation. ‘’We intend to engage government some more on this and we hope that the result will be positive for us.’’