Niger Government Ready To Demolish All Billboards Unlawfully Erected
In order to make the urban section of the Niger State look more clean and attractive, the Niger State Urban Development Board (NSUDB) has revealed that all billboards, posters, and banners which are illegally placed within the state would be destroyed soon.
This disclosure was made by the General Manager of NSUDB, Hajiya Ahmed to reporters in Minna today.
In the words of the General Manager, “You will find out that these illegal billboards, banners, posters, and signposts deface the beauty of the city.”
“Sometimes the materials obstruct traffic because they are erected where they are not supposed to be erected.’’
She revealed that politicians whose posters and other publicity medium defaces the state have been summoned to a meeting in that regards, noting that anyone who has the intention of advertising anything via billboards, banners or posters should get approval from her agency.
Ahmed said “We have agreed that any billboard, banner, poster and signpost placed without the permission of the board is illegal and should be removed.’’
Speaking further, she noted that her agency is solely in charge of given permission to bodies, person(s) who intends to advertise via posters, banners and billboards.
Quoting her: “We are the regulatory body saddled with the responsibility of controlling such advertisements; they must come to us to get permit.’’
She also revealed that the government of Niger State would henceforth commence prosecution of any defaulter of the laws regulating advertisements via the said media.
Ahmed also used the opportunity to seek for the support of the security operatives in the state, as she noted that their help would be needed by her agency in order to arrest, detain and prosecute defaulters.
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