Yahaya Bello Charge Presidential Candidates N10m To Paste Posters, Billboards In Kogi

Yahaya Bello Charge Presidential Candidates N10m To Paste Posters, Billboards In Kogi
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Presidential candidates in the general election in 2023 will be required to pay N10 million to erect billboards and posters in Kogi.

This comes after the House of Assembly passed the State’s Signage Agency Establishment Law during its Lokoja session.

The bill, which was debated in plenary clause by clause, would regulate the outdoor display of signage and advertisements in the state, according to legislators.

The law also aims to reduce the indiscriminate posting of posters on state sidewalks, walls, bridges, and public buildings.

The new law requires all governorship candidates to pay N5 million, senatorial candidates to pay N2 million, and House of Representatives candidates to pay N1 million.

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The law also requires candidates for House of Assembly and Council Chairmanship to pay N500,000 each.

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As a result, the law mandates the establishment of a signage agency tasked with regulatory functions.

This means that no politician, political party, or organization can erect a billboard or paste a poster in any designated location in the state until permits are issued.

The House also passed a second bill regulating pool betting in the state during plenary.

If the new law is passed, all operators of pool centers in the state will be required to register with the state government before conducting business in Kogi.

Mr Matthew Kolawale, the Speaker of the House, explained that if the two bills were passed, defaulters would face the wrath of the law.

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