yY5DWUvOgqUsfdgq2EdajNRggfKU2Y8T7keIDPYdmqRDQqV16BzYFk2BwHKDGoIa Esabod Global News Realpage: Oyo Advertising Agency to prosecute owners of illegal posters, billboards

25/07/2018

Oyo Advertising Agency to prosecute owners of illegal posters, billboards

Governor Abiola Ajimobi
The Oyo State Signage and Advertising Agency (OYSAA) has vowed to prosecute owners of illegal posters and billboards defacing the state’s already sanitised environment.

This is contained in a statement signed by its Director-General, Pastor ‘Yinka Adepoju, in Ibadan on Wednesday.
Two months ago, the agency had cautioned politicians, individuals, schools, religious bodies, filling stations, corporate organisations and advertising practitioners, to desist from pasting illegal posters and billboards.
The agency had warned that culprits of such act would be prosecuted and made to pay fines.
“This responsible agency under the visionary leadership of Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, will for no reason shelve its responsibilities but identify such defaulters, no matter how highly placed and apply necessary sanctions.
“Such offenders will be prosecuted by the state’s mobile courts in addition to paying appropriate fines,” he said.
Adepoju said that the agency had in recent times observed the irresponsible manner in which campaign posters of political parties were being pasted around the cities.
He stated that it was sad that some political aspirants and other stakeholders had continually flouted the extant law of the agency by pasting campaign posters indiscriminately.
According to him, such are being pasted indiscriminately on fence walls, highway, roundabouts, public buildings, bridges and monuments.
“This ignoble act aimed at provoking the agency is not limited to campaign posters alone but illegal billboards, unapproved banners, branded vehicles and other advertisement materials.”
Adepoju condemned the deliberate jettisoning of the laid down rules and regulations by politicians in an attempt to promote or publicise themselves, describing it as lawlessness.
He appealed to those who have signages across the state and were yet to pay their 2018 bills to do so, adding that the agency would soon embark on massive enforcement against affected structures.

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