The Committees


The regulatory mandate of APCON is given effect through the operations of the Council’s Statutory Committees namely:

  • The Advertising Standards Panel (ASP): considers and gives approval to advertisements prior to exposure;
  • The Advertising Practitioners Investigating Panel (APIP): investigates complaints of professional misconduct;
  • The Advertising Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (APDC): adjudicates cases of professional misconduct referred to it by the APIP and sanctions erring practitioners.

APCON collaborates with recognized self-regulatory associations in regulating the practice of advertising. These are: the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON) the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) the Media Independent Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MIPAN) the Outdoor Advertising Association Nigeria (OAAN) and other such associations whose work relate to advertising practice.


The non-statutory committees include:

  • Membership Committee is composed of a chairman, and 7 senior practitioners with responsibility for screening applications for registration as advertising practitioners. The Committee also oversees matters relating to membership of the profession and status upgrading, including maintenance of the register of Advertising Practitioners. A sub-committee of this committee considers and makes recommendations on the selection of Fellows of the profession.
  • Finance Committee is composed of 6 members and has responsibility for considering and approving the Council’s annual budget and subsequent appropriation. It considers staff welfare matters, including promotions.
  • Academic Board is composed of 6 practitioners and is responsible for moderating the Council’s professional examinations and the award of certificates to successful candidates.
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