Political Aspirants Should Stop Pasting Illegal Campaign Materials In Oyo State -DG, OYSAA, Yinka Adepoju
In a bid to ensure clean and attractive environment, Oyo State Signage and Advertisement Agency (OYSAA) has warned that all political aspirants and other stakeholders should henceforth desist from irresponsible ways that campaign and religious posters are being pasted in major cities across the State.
The Director General of the agency, Pastor Yinka Adepoju while speaking stressed that the agency set up by law and saddled with the respondibilies of controlling, regulating administering outdoor advertisement structures such as signages, branded buildings, branded vehicles, banners, posters, billboards, roadshows and business activations will not relent in its efforts to sanitise the environment and make it safe for all and sundry.
Pastor Adepoju observed that posters are being pasted indiscriminately on fence walls, highway roundabouts, public buildings, monuments and landmarks whereas banners and billboards are not well positioned, some are torn and dilapidated, unfortunately many of the hoardings were not approved by the agency before installation.
Adepoju added that recent inspection exercise conducted by the agency revealed so many illegal billboards and hoardings put up by political aspirants and other advertisers. He however reiterated the fact that all such billboards shall be removed and seized without recourse to owners as they have flouted guidelines of OYSAA as an agency.
He therefore advised that political aspirants and their agents to make it a point of duty to register interests and intentions with the agency at the 3rd floor of Water Corporation building, Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan before pasting any campaign poster, displaying promotional banners or erecting any billboard.
The Director General also called on individuals, corporate bodies, religious organisations, schools, petrol stations, outdoor advertising practitioners and other users of the outdoor medium owing the agency to pay up their debts to avoid their structures being removed and confiscated by the agency’s enforcement team.
According to Adepoju, advertising tax is a civic responsibility that must be fulfilled by all to enable the government plan adequately for the benefit and sustainable economic growth of Oyo State.