2019: FG urges advertising practitioners to comply
The Federal Government has urged advertising practitioners to comply with its laws and code of advertising in preparing political advertisements.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on Thursday during a stakeholder’s forum on political advertising organized by the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) in conjunction with the Advertising Practitioners Association Abuja Chapter (APAAC) with the theme Ethical Advertising and Communication: A tool for enhancing peace and political stability.
The minister, who was represented by the permanent secretary of his ministry, Grace Isu Gekpe, said political parties, election candidates their supporters, organizations and individuals who engage in the design and deployment of advertisements be guided by the ethical laws of the profession.
“By so doing, we would be securing the media space and airtime from being used to spread hate, create social conflicts and assault the sensibilities of the public” he said.
Also speaking, Chairman Senate committee on Information, Suleiman Adokwe said it was unfortunate that politics in Nigeria is no more about issue based but about character assassination.