By Abolaji Adebayo
The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) has reacted to the nude outdoor truck advertisement spotted at Kelli/Ikoyi toll gate on Saturday August 3, denying licensing such advert.
In a press statement made available to Daily Post, the LASAA Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Mobolaji Sanusi said the agency was investigating the ownership of the truck, saying full weight of the law, as enshrined in the Agency’s extant law, would be meted on the company owning the erring outdoor mobile truck.
The statement read: “The attention of the Lagos State Signage & Advertisement Agency(LASAA), has been drawn to a viral video on social media of a queer display of semi-nude women in an outdoor Mobile advertising truck around the Lekki/Ikoyi toll gate.
“While the agency is working on ascertaining the status of the truck with Lagos State plate number, APP713XL, we wish to state, without equivocation that, no outdoor mobile advert truck within the jurisdiction of our dear state is licensed to display such crass immorality of the calibre that the owner(s) of this truck exhibited on our roads over the weekend.
“The government of Lagos State, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu, has zero tolerance for any slightest attempt by anyone, under any guise, to debase the moral fabric of our dear state. Nobody can hide under the guise of engaging in outdoor advertising business to display obscenity that is antithetical to our cherished cultural and moral values.
“The full weight of the law, as enshrined in the Agency’s extant law, will be meted on the company owning this erring outdoor mobile truck. We assure members of the public that the Agency shall henceforth scrutinise activities of mobile trucks to forestall a recurrence of such an avoidable obscenity.”