Members of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria turned up in their numbers at Benizia Hotel Asaba between Wednesday July 26th and Saturday July 29th for the 32nd Annual General Meeting themed: “Managing Our Business Profitably in a Recession”.

The AGM among other business discussions, was meant to host an election of new officers that would pilot the affairs of the Association in the next two years. But in what could be termed a twist of fate, all the contesting officers who had served in 2015/2017 were returned unopposed.

However, Mrs. Modupe Adewuyi relinquished her Ex-Officio Seat to Mr. George Onwujiariri and took up the mantle of the Treasurer of the Association as Mr. Atilola Odudare did not recontest for his Treasurer position.

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The administration of Mr. Babu Akinbobola in 1996 thought about the idea of rewarding creative excellence in outdoors.  This idea gave birth to a 7-member committee saddled with the responsibility of organizing the ever first Poster Awards in April, 1997.  This first ever awards considered entries in 6 captivating categories.  If we are not mistaken, the inaugural poster awards was the very first to be endorsed by the Advertising Council Practitioners of Nigeria (APCON) under the able leadership of the doyen of advertising, Pa. Moemeke.  
From the first Poster Awards in 1997, we moved on to the second in 1998 and the categories increased from 6 to 16.  This 8th Poster Awards and Exhibition  will consider entries in only 10 categories and the 11th, tagged  'The Legend of Out of Home', will be awarded to one of our own, i.e. an individual who has contributed immensely to the development of outdoor advertising in Nigeria.

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