The Kogi State Signage and Advertisement Agency (KOSAA) has prohibited any attempt to display any type of publicity materials without following the proper channel of obtaining the Agency’s approval.
This was made known on Wednesday in a release signed by the General Manager of the Agency, Mr. Richard Osaseyi where he also noted that in accordance to the laws that established the Agency, citizens must not paste handbill, poster, banner, notice, sign or advertisement on side-walks, tree, bridges, abutment, public dustbin hydrant, highway or on any street without the permission of the Agency.
He added that sub-section 2 of Section 36 of the KOSAA law, 2022 also prohibits citizens from tearing down, defacing or destroying any notice, handbill, sign or advertisement or poster put up or posted by or under the direction of State or any of its agencies; provided that such posters and handbills are pasted with the permit of the Agency, on designated flat surfaces approved by the Agency in conjunction with the Local Government Area.
The GM expressed that signage and advertising would take a new dimension in the state adding that the Agency is saddled with the responsibilities, in consultation and collaboration with the Local Governments in the State, of controlling outdoor structures, branded mobile vehicles and equipment, street directional signs, brand activations, branded house numbering, branded bus shelters and street furniture.
The General Manager, Mr. Osaseyi however urged the good citizens of Kogi State to comply strictly with the laid down laws to avoid legal and monetary sanctions.