13th June, 2011
The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA), has warned against the continued pasting of posters around the state, describing it as nuisance and that they deface the beauty of structures in the state.
It also threatened to arrest anyone found going against its move to ensure a cleaner Lagos.
In a statement signed by the agencyâ€™s head of Corporate Affairs and Public Relations, Temitope Akande, the agency advised aspirants for local government offices, movie makers and marketers, tutorial class operators and practitioners in the entertainment industry to desist forthwith from pasting of posters indiscriminately within the state.
Part of the statement read: â€œWe have noticed in the last couple of weeks the rising trend of posters of political aspirants within and around the metropolis particularly on public spaces. This act is in defiance of our numerous calls against indiscriminate pasting of posters.
â€œThis is also at a time our agency has embarked on the massive clean-up exercise in the aftermath of the last general elections in which we recruited over 1,000 youths.
â€œWe view this as a deliberate act to undermine the efforts of the state government in achieving a cleaner Lagos as well as our resolution to take our city back after the last general elections.
â€œWe wish to state clearly that as the sole regulatory agency for the control of outdoor advertisement in Lagos state, LASAA will continue to arrest and prosecute any persons/offenders found guilty of indiscriminate pasting of posters. LASAA will not compromise on its statues and codes in the interest of the state.
â€œThe law on unlawful pasting of posters is still very much in force and will be applied in full. Similarly, those pasting for commercial and entertainment are equally warned.â€