The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday revealed that , it has commenced total removal of illegal signage and outdoor advertisement infrastructures within the nation’s capital, while adding that, it will also prosecute those who promotes them.
Dr Babagana Adam , the Director, Department of Outdoor Advertising and Signages (DOAS) , gave this revelation on Wednesday in Abuja, saying, already about 2,747 of such have been evacuated from different parts of the city.
He stated that, while residents and business promoters have refused to comply with international standard required in outdoor advertising, the agency has intensified efforts towards sanitizing the city and ensuring that all conforms to the city’s masterplan.
He , however, warned private companies or corporate organizations that litter the streets with all manner of advert materials under the guise of cooperate social responsibility packages .
DOAS boss further stated that, the agency will no longer allow the proliferation of kiosks with whatever name, as well as uninformed signages, as it is clear violation of global standards.
Adam hinted that, DOAShad also commenced redesigning of streets and major high ways signages within the city centre to ensure standardization and environmental protection.
His words; “We have install 36 signages in the city, 2, 747 illegal ones have been removed. This is to help bring about standardization, regulations and environmental control.
“The department is not against anyone’s progress but to ensure that things are put in place for the good of all” he said.