LASAA cries out over attacks on officials, vows sanctions


The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency has decried the constant attack on it officials by some members of the public who are out to undermine the agency’s efforts at sanitising the out-of-home activities in Lagos.

The agency noted that such illegal act has become a constant occurrence and possess a danger to the lives of its staff who are out in pursuance of their legal duties. The agency vowed that such practice must stop, adding that it was exploring available options to ensure that those who attacked officials of LASAA did not go scot-free.

The Managing Director of the agency, Mr. Mobolaji Sanusi, on Thursday stated that one of such attacks was made on workers of the agency in the FESTAC area.

“An attack on the agency’s team was led by a security guard attached to Emglo Suites in FESTAC Town.
The armed guard descended on LASAA officials in their effort to remove an illegal banner on Emglo Suite’s premises. The security guard threatened the officials of LASAA with a pump-action rifle, which was later seized by the police team attached to the agency,” Sanusi said.

Sanusi added that the hotel owed advertisement permit fees, and that the visit by LASAA was part of efforts to ensure settlement of all the outstanding debt owed the agency.

Those behind the attack in the FESTAC Town have been arrested and handed over to the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit for necessary legal action.
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