Oyo State Signage and Advertisement Agency (OYSAA) has commenced removing unauthorized and debtors’ billboards across the State.
The Director-General of the Agency Hon. Temilola Segun Adibi, divulged this while communicating the journalists in his office at the State Secretariat, Ibadan.
Hon. Temilola Adibi expressed that before this time, the Agency had instructed the Advertising Practitioners and other Stakeholders to regularise their unapproved billboards and pay their debts or forfeit them to the Agency.
He said OYSAA would strictly deal with any advertising practitioners who will flout these rules and regulations of the agency.
He asserted that OYSAA would not permit the presence of unauthorized billboards on the streets, and billboards impounded would attract severe penalties before it is released to its owners.
“I want to admonish the advertising practitioners and other stakeholders in the State to fulfill their obligations to the State Government by paying all outstanding debts and remit them to the OYSAA office.
“Henceforth, no unauthorized billboard will be allowed to line our roads; they had better go through the right channel and pay to the appropriate authority,” he declared.
Hon. Temilola Adibi further added that it is not going to be business as usual, which they are conversant with, but a business with appropriateness.
He elucidated that the exercise would not only contribute to the beautification effort of the State government but also increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the State.