General Manager of Kogi State Signage and Advertisement Agency, Richard Osaseyi says defacing and removal of unauthorized billboards, posters and banners will commence across the state with immediate effect.
Osaseyi made this known on Monday after a Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja declined to grant the prayers of a suit filed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dino Melaye seeking to, among other things, halt the activities of the signage agency.
Melaye had filed an ex-parte injunction dated the 12th day of September praying the court to declare the creation of the Agency null and void, stating that its creation was against constitutional provisions, and to halt the activities of the agency.
In her ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Ruth Alfa, held that the ex-parte injunction was defective and therefore did not even delve into the merit of the injunction.
Sequel to this, Osaseyi announced that the state would no longer allow defacing of outdoor structures through pasting and erection of advertisements and posters.
Using the law that established agency, Osaseyi said his organization would forthwith commence the removal of all unauthorised forms of outdoor advertisement.
He urged the general public to head to the agency to make all necessary payments for all outdoor advertisement.
According to the Osaseyi, the agency remained poised to delivering on the mandate that established it so as to bring sanity to the advertisement stratosphere.