The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) has redeployed the key officials of the Council as well as elevated 41 of its personnel nationwide to their next grade level.
The promotions released recently by the Council were, however, targeted more towards middle and lower management cadre as follows: One officer promoted to grade level 12, one to grade level 10, twenty to grade level 9 and four to grade level 7, while eleven were made in the junior officer positions.
The Acting Registrar/CEO, Mrs Ijedi Iyoha, rpa, in a statement said that Management had deemed it expedient to effect the changes so that offices and responsibilities can be properly realigned for optimal service delivery as well as help to position the Council for the challenges ahead.
In her words, the APCON boss said that the criteria for promotions in APCON are based on performance management. “We look at your appraisal for the years you have spent, and the period within which you are due for promotion/recommendation from your head of department, and then if the vacancy exists for you to go to the next level, as well as budgetary provision for that position you are going to be upgraded to”.
Under the new arrangement, the erstwhile Assistant Director, Registration, Career Matters and Corporate License Directorate, Ms Martha Onyebuchi, rpa, now a Deputy Director, has been deployed to the South Eastern Region to pilot the affairs there, while Mr Joe- Eugene Onuorah, rpa, former Assistant Director, Operations takes over from her as Deputy Director, Registration, Career Matters and Corporate License Directorate.
In the same vein, Mr Ralph Anyacho, rpa, former Assistant Director in charge of Corporate Planning, Research and Strategy becomes Deputy Director and head of the Northern Region, while Mrs Susan Agbo, rpa, now heads Corporate Planning, Research and Strategy Directorate.
Iyoha urged the newly promoted staff as well as the redeployed ones to justify the confidence reposed in them through improved productivity and to remember that indolence and indiscipline will not be condoned.