Signage Payment Default: Govt Seals GUO Motor Park Premises

BY ANDREW IKEHI
For allegedly failing to comply with the demands of payment for their signage and other outdoor advertisement, the Delta State Government has sealed off the departure hall of GUO Transport Company Motor Park in Asaba, the state capital.
The exercise, which was carried out by the Delta State Government through its Signage and Advertising Agency (DESAA), in conjunction with Oshimili South Local Government Council, The Pointer reports, was sequel to a court order in that direction.
It would be recalled that the agency which was inaugurated a few months ago with the responsibility of restoring sanity to the state’s signage and advertising environment, has embarked on the sealing off of business premises of individuals and corporate organisations that have failed to comply with the payment of their bills for signage and other forms of outdoor advertisements.
At the GUO Motors Park located at the River Niger Bridge Head, the taskforce team, led by the Chief Operation Officer of DESAA, Mr. Victor Umoh, armed with a court order, sealed off the Departure Hall of the establishment.
According to Umoh, the era of businesses refusing to comply with demands of payment for their signage was over, stressing that DESAA and local governments would continue to work in synergy, to ensure that revenue meant for the state was duly paid to the state’s coffers as and when due.
He said that enforcement exercises, aimed at ensuring compliance would henceforth be a regular occurrence in the state.
Similarly, the leader of the team from Oshimili South Local Government , Mrs. Judith Omoko, said that the council was currently in court with some establishments for alleged non-compliance, adding that GUO Motors had been served a demand notice for payment, which was contravened before a court order for sealing off the departure hall was obtained.