The Osun State Signage Agency (O’Signage) has warned against indiscriminate pasting/erection of sign post along the streets across the state.
The agency equally said that it is embarking on the cleaning of the state from all forms of posters be it religious, social and political in a bid to instill the environmental cleanness expected in the state.
The Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Mrs Dupe Ajayi Gbadebo while addressing journalists in Osogbo recently said that the agency is not out to witch-hunt anybody or organisation but to ensure standardisation of all forms of signboards, environmental aesthetics as well as encourage and enhance commercial activities in the state.
Gbadebo who said that the activities of the agency is backed by law stressed that the agency is ready to begin the enforcement of the signage law henceforth.
She noted that vision blights do occur as a result of competitive location of several bill boards along roadsides and often led to accidents and loss of lives.
The O’ Signage boss then disclosed that the agency has placed removal and demand notices on some sign boards and bill boards across the state.
She explained that the removal notices placed on the signage might have been done because the owners might have not registered or paid annual dues or the erection not properly done.
She therefore called on individuals and corporate bodies with such notices to come to Signage office to get clearance as well as warned the general public not to make payments to any staff of the agency but pay directly to the government account in various banks.
On the clearing and cleaning of posters in the state, Gbadebo said the cleaning is devoid of any political or religious insinuations.
She said, “Whether political or religious and any other type of poster or signage, the owners must register with government properly and the agency would guide them on the right way and appropriate places to paste posters or erect billboards.”
“We can no longer tolerate the manner major streets have been defaced with posters and other signage and billboards. We appeal to whoever wants to use public space for advertisement to come for registration and follow regulations.”
Packaged by Bunmi Oladejo