DESAA begins removal of unapproved, derelict billboards in Warri South

The Delta State Signage and Advertising Agency, DESAA, has reportedly begun the removal of unapproved and derelict billboards


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DESAA begins removal of unapproved, derelict billboards in Warri South

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The Delta State Signage and Advertising Agency, DESAA, has reportedly begun the removal of unapproved and derelict billboards in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State. 

 

The team led by the Chief Operations Officer, DESAA, Mr. Victor Umoh commenced the operations by removing illegal billboards on the NPA axis of the Warri-Sapele Road.

 

The exercise also saw the removal of billboards from the popular Airport Road, where the team was attacked by hoodlums. The intervention of security team, prevented the situation from escalating.

 

The team them proceeded to the Ogbe Ijoh Market area, before moving to Angle Park and the popular Okumagba Avenue Roundabout, which was clustered with billboards.

 

The operation was initially resisted by youths in the area, but after deliberations, the roundabout was de-clustered of some of the billboards.

 

Fresh Angle International understands that Mr. Victor Umoh, reportedly stated that it has become imperative for unapproved and structurally deficient billboards to be removed from public spaces as they portend potential harms to pedestrians.

 

He also stated that, “since more than ninety percent of billboards in the Warri and Effurun axis are not approved by DESAA”, the structural integrity of the billboards cannot be guaranteed, just as he also frowned at the practice where the Third Party/Billboard business has become an all-comers affair, hence littering the streets and defacing the twin cities.  

 

According to him, the activities of illegal practitioners in the industry and their refusal to regularize their operations, are negatively affecting the beauty of Warri, thus making Delta State and Warri South Local Governments to be losing millions of naira.

 

The Chief Operations Officer, listed the conditions for being registered as an outdoor practitioner in Delta State to include; membership of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON); evidence of company registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC); payment of DESAA Registration fee of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) only as gazetted under the law setting up DESAA by the Delta State Government; and evidence of tax clearance for the previous three years.



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