- Politicians have been cautioned against littering Anambra state and its environs with their campaign posters, adverts and the likes
- This caution was handed to the politicians by the managing director of the Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency, ANSAA, Tony Odili Ujubuonu
- Ujubuonu also made a list of fine for various defaulters in the state who litter the environment with adverts and campaign posters
The Anambra state government has announced the ban on the use of campaign posters on bridges, roundabouts, and others by politicians and their supporters in the state.
Daily Trust reports that the state government warned that any 2023 election candidate who pastes their campaign posters must be made to pay a fine for such actions.
In a statement released on Saturday, August 13, MD/CEO of Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency, ANSAA, Tony Odili Ujubuonu, made said that presidential candidates found wanting would pay N10 million.
He added that the state government would also be taxing senatorial candidates N7 million while the Federal House of Representatives candidates will be mandated to pay the sum of N5 million.
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For the State House of Assembly, they will be taxed N1 million to be eligible to paste their campaign posters in the state.
Ujubuonu further noted that the statutory costs for out-of-home media and mobile advertising were pegged at N100,000 for 48 sheets billboards; N500,000 for Spectacular billboards; N500,000 Gantry displays; N100,000 for irregularly shaped billboards; N50,000 for a branded vehicle; and N5,000 for Keke rear branding, respectively.
He also noted that the Anambra state government has placed a ban on the pasting of posters on streetlight poles, roundabouts and other public places while other advert materials including public address systems, banners, t-shirts and caps must be fully paid for and approved by the state authority before public display.
“As the campaign for the 2023 general election officially commences next month, September; Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA), in charge of all forms of advertising in the state, wishes to bring some important information to your notice.
“That pasting of posters on bridges, road demarcations; street light poles, roundabouts and public buildings remain prohibited.
“That every campaign material and advert forms such as posters, public address systems, banners, fliers, buntings, T-shirts, caps and sundries must be duly approved for after full payment of the requisite fee.
“That every billboard must be displayed through a registered advertising practitioner after the advertising content has been vetted by the APCON.”
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