Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) is set to meet with political parties to spell out modalities guiding the use of campaign posters and banners for the forthcoming general elections.
The Agency’s Managing Director, Mr George Noah, said this has become necessary to checkmate indiscriminate use of campaign posters and banners in Lagos State.
Noah added that the parley would seek to ensure that the use of campaign posters and banners is done with proper consideration for the environment under enabling laws.
Throwing light on challenges being faced by the agency’s enforcement team, in its bid to rid Lagos of the visual blights posed by indiscriminate use outdoor political campaign materials, Noah lamented: “Our officials are being attacked and harassed daily whenever they set out to discharge their statutory duties across the state. Despite repeated appeals and warnings we have noticed an increasing trend in this ignoble act. This has to stop.”
He added: “We wish to restate our commitment to our earlier directive to the effect that posters will not be allowed within unauthorized places. These are: high streets, highways, major roads, loops bridges, pillars and triangulars.
Date: Friday 7th November, 2014
Venue: Planet One Entertainment Center, 3 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos.
Time: 10.30 a.m.