Oyo agency orders crack-down on illegal billboards
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Oyo agency orders crack-down on illegal billboards



The Oyo State Signage and Advertisement Agency(OYSAA) says it will commence clampdown on illegal billboards and posters across the state from Monday.

This was contained in a statement signed by OYSAA’s new Director-General, Tayo Olorunshola, and made available to the journalists in Ibadan on Wednesday.

Olorunshola took over from Yinka Adepoju, a former first Vice President of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN), who assumed the office on April 30, 2012.

The agency frowned at the way and manner political aspirants, as well as stakeholders, were flouting the extant law of the agency by pasting posters indiscriminately and erecting illegal billboards.

”Some of these political aspirants paste their campaign posters indiscriminately on fence walls, highway roundabouts, public buildings, bridges and monuments.

”Also included are illegal billboards, unapproved banners, branded vehicles and other advertisement materials,” he said.

Olorunshola said that many of the stakeholders, especially the billboard owners, were indebted to the agency.

”Without shelving its responsibilities, all the identified defaulters will face sanctions by having the flexes on their structures removed and confiscated as the agency embarks on massive enforcement of affected structures across the state,” he said.

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Updated on February 8, 2019 at 11:56 am