|L-R: Mrs. Ediri Ose- Ediale, Executive secretary, Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), Obum Okoli, Treasurer and Bukola Bankole, Publicity Secretary all of ADVAN at the Advertisers’ Community Support Initiative to ease the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic organised by ADVAN in Lagos.|
The Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) has donated relief items worth millions of Naira to some associations and petty traders in the Ikeja environ to ease the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In what it tagged, “Advertisers Community Support Initiative,” a collaborative efforts of Nigerian Brands under the auspices of the ADVAN, some of the associations that benefited from the relief items are the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria, BJAN.
Speaking at the presentation of the relief items at ADVAN Head Office in Ikeja, the Executive Secretary of the Association, Mrs. Ediri Ose-Ediale said the association will also endeavour to reach out to others within its reach to help uplift the vulnerable in the society.
“This is the little way the association can help to reduce the burden of the pandemic on those that are in critical condition as a result of our present challenge,” she said.
In his response, BJAN Chairman, Mr. Princewill Ekwujuru thanked ADVAN for its kind gesture.
Ekwujuru said, the support given to the members of his association would go a long way in ameliorating the hardship being faced by journalists especially in this period of COVID-19 pandemic.
Other members of the association’s delegation included Mr. Lukman Ishau, the General Secretary, Mr. Olufemi Adeyemi Chief Information Officer and the Financial Secretary, Mr. Akeem Salau.