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  •  The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency LASAA says it remains committed to its responsibility and the dictates of the law without being partisan A statement on Thursday in Lagos quoted the Managing Director Prince Ademola Docemo as giving the assurance It was in reaction to allegations made by the People s Democratic Party PDP Governorship Candidate in Lagos Mr Olajide Adediran against LASAA Adediran had allegedly accused the agency of removing his campaign posters and instructing outdoor advertising agencies from not to fly his campaign materials He also allegedly claimed that the Lagos State Government instructed outdoor advertising practitioners to reject materials from opposition parties The PDP candidate had alleged that his advertisement materials were brought down midway into a contract According to the statement however the candidate s allegation did not show an understanding of the rules guiding outdoor advertisement practice in Lagos It said that LASAA regulates billboard structures and not advertisement campaigns The decision to deploy any advertisement is the sole discretion of billboard owners who must have registered with LASAA for a licence to hoist advertisement structures in the State Advertising companies determine their clients and the terms of their trade the statement reads It clarified on the pasting of posters when political campaigns are formally flagged off in accordance with INEC guidelines According to the statement when this is done pasting of posters rather than being done indiscriminately must be done at designated sites The guidelines will be enforced without prejudice against any political party association or aspirant it said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Signage Agency debunks allegation of partisanship
     The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency LASAA says it remains committed to its responsibility and the dictates of the law without being partisan A statement on Thursday in Lagos quoted the Managing Director Prince Ademola Docemo as giving the assurance It was in reaction to allegations made by the People s Democratic Party PDP Governorship Candidate in Lagos Mr Olajide Adediran against LASAA Adediran had allegedly accused the agency of removing his campaign posters and instructing outdoor advertising agencies from not to fly his campaign materials He also allegedly claimed that the Lagos State Government instructed outdoor advertising practitioners to reject materials from opposition parties The PDP candidate had alleged that his advertisement materials were brought down midway into a contract According to the statement however the candidate s allegation did not show an understanding of the rules guiding outdoor advertisement practice in Lagos It said that LASAA regulates billboard structures and not advertisement campaigns The decision to deploy any advertisement is the sole discretion of billboard owners who must have registered with LASAA for a licence to hoist advertisement structures in the State Advertising companies determine their clients and the terms of their trade the statement reads It clarified on the pasting of posters when political campaigns are formally flagged off in accordance with INEC guidelines According to the statement when this is done pasting of posters rather than being done indiscriminately must be done at designated sites The guidelines will be enforced without prejudice against any political party association or aspirant it said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Signage Agency debunks allegation of partisanship
    General news2 months ago

    Signage Agency debunks allegation of partisanship

    The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) says it remains committed to its responsibility and the dictates of the law without being partisan.

    A statement on Thursday in Lagos, quoted the Managing Director, Prince Ademola Docemo, as giving the assurance.

    It was in reaction to allegations made by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in Lagos, Mr. Olajide Adediran, against LASAA.

    Adediran had allegedly accused the agency of removing his campaign posters and instructing outdoor advertising agencies from not to fly his campaign materials.

    He also allegedly claimed that the Lagos State Government instructed outdoor advertising practitioners to reject materials from opposition parties.

    The PDP candidate had alleged that his advertisement materials were brought down midway into a contract.

    According to the statement, however, the candidate’s allegation did not show an understanding of the rules guiding outdoor advertisement practice in Lagos.

    It said that LASAA regulates billboard structures and not advertisement campaigns.

    “The decision to deploy any advertisement is the sole discretion of billboard owners who must have registered with LASAA for a licence to hoist advertisement structures in the State.

    “Advertising companies determine their clients and the terms of their trade,” the statement reads.

    It clarified on the pasting of posters, when political campaigns are formally flagged off in accordance with INEC guidelines.

    According to the statement, when this is done, pasting of posters, rather than being done indiscriminately, must be done at designated sites.

    “The guidelines will be enforced without prejudice against any political party, association or aspirant,” it said.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Managing Director of Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency LASAA Mr Adedamola Docemo said the Agency would concession seven roads in the state for Out of Home advertising to boost the integrated marketing communications space Docemo told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that the concession of the roads would attract more investors and funds to the advertising industry The outdoor advertising space in the state is regulated by the LASAA The roads earmarked for concession in the state include Lagos Badagry Expressway Isheri LASU Road Ikorodu Road Mobolaji Bank Anthony Road Awolowo Road and Western Avenue He said the bidding process was opened to only members of Advertising Practioners Council of Nigeria APCON both within and outside the country It is true that seven corridors are offered for concession and it is a bidding process which is open to all parties that are advertising practitioners All practitioners are invited every month for the bidding The concession is strictly for advertising practitioners who are APCON registered There is no party in the process that is not APCON registered The essence is to enhance investment and make the corridor open for long term investors who are players in the international market So they can bring foreign investors and also secure funds for the industry and allow international players into the industry he said However the plan to concession some major roads in Lagos State to investors does not sit well with some marketing communications professionals and advertisers According to them the plan if implemented will have adverse effects on the industry making some members lose their jobs The practioners spoke under the aegies of the Heads of Advertising Sectoral Group HASG in Lagos against the backdrop of recent onslaught against Out of Home Advertising platforms by the Lagos and Kaduna State governments They called on LASAA and Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority KASUPDA to urgently review their relationship with members of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria OAAN to ensure a conducive environment for their businesses to thrive Speaking on behalf of HASG Mr Steve Babaeko President Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria AAAN told journalists that fixing of fees payable on billboard platforms by LASAA was arbitrary The group also condemned the agency s compulsory payment of advert permit fees when there were no advertisements on the billboards The concern here is LASAA s demand that permit fees be paid even when there is nothing to be permitted Additional to all these is the unrestrained penchant of operatives of LASAA to regularly take the laws into their hands when they carry out their enforcement exercises during which they vandalise advertisement and campaign materials We also observed that LASAA has continued to grant individuals that are not registered practitioners to own billboards and operate in Lagos State that is contrary to the APCON guidelines This we also know is eroding APOCON s regulatory functions just as it is promoting charlatanism in the advertising industry in the country it said According to the group LASAA s plan to concession seven of the major roads in the state to bidders and the successful ones to own and operate franchises on such roads for a period of 10 years is no doubt a grave danger It therefore called on Gov Sanwo Olu to prevail on the agency to shelve it The HASG is of the informed opinion that such exercise will not stimulate the growth of the advertising industry but can only at best lead to monopoly And this will ultimately lead to increase in the cost of engaging Out of Home media platforms by advertisers If allowed the backlash would include the loss of businesses and the means of livelihood of those who currently operate along those corridors There is also the certainty of unemployment issues We believe very strongly that this plan will also have spiral social effects on the environment which will suffer greatly from indiscriminate display of materials leading to visual blight it added The group also noted that the larger advertising industry would be adversely affected as rates would go up and advertisers would seek cheaper alternatives including moving on to the social media platforms On issues in other state it said KASUDA gave billboard owners seven days to remove their structures from certain areas of the city According to media executives the reason by KADUSA was that the affected areas are to now be populated by electronic billboards known as LED It however alleged that while discussions were still ongoing between OAAN and KASUPDA the state pulled down billboards structures prevented the owners from recovering them and sold them off We have since found out that the whole essence is to allow some favoured business owners install their LED platforms in those areas and have the monopoly of practicing there This is another form of franchising and HASG frowns at it The HASG wishes to caution both LASAA and KASUPDA as well as those other states that might be planning such acts as highlighted above that they are acting illegally and that they will end up creating more problems for the industry HASG wishes to inform all the states that this Group will not hesitate to issue a boycott instruction to all advertisers against any state that engages in such infractions as have been committed by LASAA and KASUPDA the association stated NAN
    Advertisement: LASAA concessions 7 roads, practitioners kick
     The Managing Director of Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency LASAA Mr Adedamola Docemo said the Agency would concession seven roads in the state for Out of Home advertising to boost the integrated marketing communications space Docemo told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that the concession of the roads would attract more investors and funds to the advertising industry The outdoor advertising space in the state is regulated by the LASAA The roads earmarked for concession in the state include Lagos Badagry Expressway Isheri LASU Road Ikorodu Road Mobolaji Bank Anthony Road Awolowo Road and Western Avenue He said the bidding process was opened to only members of Advertising Practioners Council of Nigeria APCON both within and outside the country It is true that seven corridors are offered for concession and it is a bidding process which is open to all parties that are advertising practitioners All practitioners are invited every month for the bidding The concession is strictly for advertising practitioners who are APCON registered There is no party in the process that is not APCON registered The essence is to enhance investment and make the corridor open for long term investors who are players in the international market So they can bring foreign investors and also secure funds for the industry and allow international players into the industry he said However the plan to concession some major roads in Lagos State to investors does not sit well with some marketing communications professionals and advertisers According to them the plan if implemented will have adverse effects on the industry making some members lose their jobs The practioners spoke under the aegies of the Heads of Advertising Sectoral Group HASG in Lagos against the backdrop of recent onslaught against Out of Home Advertising platforms by the Lagos and Kaduna State governments They called on LASAA and Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority KASUPDA to urgently review their relationship with members of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria OAAN to ensure a conducive environment for their businesses to thrive Speaking on behalf of HASG Mr Steve Babaeko President Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria AAAN told journalists that fixing of fees payable on billboard platforms by LASAA was arbitrary The group also condemned the agency s compulsory payment of advert permit fees when there were no advertisements on the billboards The concern here is LASAA s demand that permit fees be paid even when there is nothing to be permitted Additional to all these is the unrestrained penchant of operatives of LASAA to regularly take the laws into their hands when they carry out their enforcement exercises during which they vandalise advertisement and campaign materials We also observed that LASAA has continued to grant individuals that are not registered practitioners to own billboards and operate in Lagos State that is contrary to the APCON guidelines This we also know is eroding APOCON s regulatory functions just as it is promoting charlatanism in the advertising industry in the country it said According to the group LASAA s plan to concession seven of the major roads in the state to bidders and the successful ones to own and operate franchises on such roads for a period of 10 years is no doubt a grave danger It therefore called on Gov Sanwo Olu to prevail on the agency to shelve it The HASG is of the informed opinion that such exercise will not stimulate the growth of the advertising industry but can only at best lead to monopoly And this will ultimately lead to increase in the cost of engaging Out of Home media platforms by advertisers If allowed the backlash would include the loss of businesses and the means of livelihood of those who currently operate along those corridors There is also the certainty of unemployment issues We believe very strongly that this plan will also have spiral social effects on the environment which will suffer greatly from indiscriminate display of materials leading to visual blight it added The group also noted that the larger advertising industry would be adversely affected as rates would go up and advertisers would seek cheaper alternatives including moving on to the social media platforms On issues in other state it said KASUDA gave billboard owners seven days to remove their structures from certain areas of the city According to media executives the reason by KADUSA was that the affected areas are to now be populated by electronic billboards known as LED It however alleged that while discussions were still ongoing between OAAN and KASUPDA the state pulled down billboards structures prevented the owners from recovering them and sold them off We have since found out that the whole essence is to allow some favoured business owners install their LED platforms in those areas and have the monopoly of practicing there This is another form of franchising and HASG frowns at it The HASG wishes to caution both LASAA and KASUPDA as well as those other states that might be planning such acts as highlighted above that they are acting illegally and that they will end up creating more problems for the industry HASG wishes to inform all the states that this Group will not hesitate to issue a boycott instruction to all advertisers against any state that engages in such infractions as have been committed by LASAA and KASUPDA the association stated NAN
    Advertisement: LASAA concessions 7 roads, practitioners kick
    General news4 months ago

    Advertisement: LASAA concessions 7 roads, practitioners kick

    The Managing Director of Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA), Mr Adedamola Docemo, said the Agency would concession seven roads in the state for Out-of-Home advertising to boost the integrated marketing communications space.

    Docemo told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that the concession of the roads would attract more investors and funds to the advertising industry.

    The outdoor advertising space in the state is regulated by the LASAA.

    The roads earmarked for concession in the state include Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Isheri LASU Road, Ikorodu Road, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Road, Awolowo Road and Western Avenue.

    He said the bidding process was opened to only members of Advertising Practioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) both within and outside the country.

    “It is true that seven corridors are offered for concession and it is a bidding process, which is open to all parties that are advertising practitioners.

    “All practitioners are invited every month for the bidding. The concession is strictly for advertising practitioners who are APCON registered.

    “There is no party in the process that is not APCON registered.

    “The essence is to enhance investment and make the corridor open for long term investors who are players in the international market.

    “So, they can bring foreign investors and also secure funds for the industry and allow international players into the industry,” he said.

    However, the plan to concession some major roads in Lagos State to investors does not sit well with some marketing communications professionals and advertisers.

    According to them, the plan if implemented, will have adverse effects on the industry, making some members lose their jobs.

    The practioners spoke under the aegies of the Heads of Advertising Sectoral Group (HASG), in Lagos, against the backdrop of recent onslaught against Out-of-Home Advertising platforms by the Lagos and Kaduna State governments.

    They called on LASAA and Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) to urgently review their relationship with members of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) to ensure a conducive environment for their businesses to thrive.

    Speaking on behalf of HASG, Mr Steve Babaeko, President, Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), told journalists that fixing of fees payable on billboard platforms by LASAA was arbitrary.

    The group also condemned the agency’s compulsory payment of advert permit fees when there were no advertisements on the billboards.

    “The concern here is LASAA’s demand that permit fees be paid even when there is nothing to be ‘permitted.’

    “Additional to all these is the unrestrained penchant of operatives of LASAA to regularly take the laws into their hands when they carry out their “enforcement” exercises, during which they vandalise advertisement and campaign materials.

    “We also observed that LASAA has continued to grant individuals that are not registered practitioners to own billboards and operate in Lagos State, that is contrary to the APCON guidelines.

    “This, we also know is eroding APOCON’s regulatory functions, just as it is promoting charlatanism in the advertising industry in the country,” it said.

    According to the group, LASAA’s plan to concession seven of the major roads in the state to bidders, and the successful ones to own and operate franchises on such roads for a period of 10 years, is no doubt a grave danger.

    It, therefore, called on Gov. Sanwo-Olu to prevail on the agency to shelve it.

    “The HASG is of the informed opinion that such exercise will not stimulate the growth of the advertising industry, but can only, at best, lead to monopoly.

    “And this will ultimately lead to increase in the cost of engaging Out-of-Home media platforms by advertisers.

    “If allowed, the backlash would include the loss of businesses and the means of livelihood of those who currently operate along those corridors.

    “There is also the certainty of unemployment issues.

    “We believe very strongly that this plan will also have spiral social effects on the environment which will suffer greatly from indiscriminate display of materials, leading to visual blight,” it added.

    The group also noted that, the larger advertising industry would be adversely affected, as rates would go up, and advertisers would seek cheaper alternatives including moving on to the social media platforms.

    On issues in other state, it said KASUDA gave billboard owners seven days to remove their structures from certain areas of the city.

    According to media executives, the reason by KADUSA was that the affected areas are to now be populated by electronic billboards known as LED.

    It, however, alleged that while discussions were still ongoing between OAAN and KASUPDA, the state pulled down billboards structures, prevented the owners from recovering them and sold them off.

    “We have since found out that the whole essence is to allow some favoured business owners install their LED platforms in those areas, and have the monopoly of practicing there. This is another form of franchising, and HASG frowns at it.

    “The HASG wishes to caution both LASAA and KASUPDA as well as those other states that might be planning such acts as highlighted above, that they are acting illegally and that they will end up creating more problems for the industry.

    “HASG wishes to inform all the states that this Group will not hesitate to issue a boycott instruction to all advertisers against any state that engages in such infractions as have been committed by LASAA and KASUPDA,” the association stated.

    (NAN)

  •  Chief Jude Emecheta immediate past managing director of Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency ANSAA initiated and prosecuted about 5 000 cases against clients between 2014 and 2022 Emecheta told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Awka on Wednesday that the law establishing ANSAA was responsible for the huge number of cases He said ANSAA law was an adaptation of Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency LASAA which did not consider the differences in the economies of the two states He called for review of the ANSAA Law and strengthening of its operations to make it more viable In the last eight years we were able to market ANSAA to Anambra people we made them know the agency and understand the need to pay signage fees to the state government We had about 5 000 court cases and won all but the law establishing ANSAA did not consider the economy of Lagos where a head dresser in Mushin or Ikotun both suburbs cannot be rated with a head dresser in Ozubulu or Mgbakwu So what we need now is for the governor to empower ANSAA and rejig the law to make it take cognisance of Anambra economy which is not at par with Lagos where the existing one was imported from he said Emecheta said ANSAA was able to regulate activities of outdoor Advertising firms and sanitised the Anambra sky space He said about nine Light Emission Diodes worth about N750 million were attracted to Anambra inspite the electricity and other operational challenges The Advertising Expert said the agency could generate as much as N1 Billion internal revenue for Anambra if optimally explored Before now clients used to compete for one spot but we decentralised all that engendered positive competition in the industry ANSAA was voted as the best State Owned Agency in Nigeria for 20202021 so I am fulfilled that I had the opportunity to serve The agency is now a beautiful bride in Anambra we are only second to maybe LASAA of Lagos which has critical mass for revenue generation This is an agency government can rely on for a large part of its internal revenue earning though the pandemic EndSARS and insecurity since 2020 have really hampered our ability to meet our projections he said Source Credit NAN
    Signage/Advert fees: Anambra agency prosecutes 5,000 alleged defaulters in 8 years
     Chief Jude Emecheta immediate past managing director of Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency ANSAA initiated and prosecuted about 5 000 cases against clients between 2014 and 2022 Emecheta told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Awka on Wednesday that the law establishing ANSAA was responsible for the huge number of cases He said ANSAA law was an adaptation of Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency LASAA which did not consider the differences in the economies of the two states He called for review of the ANSAA Law and strengthening of its operations to make it more viable In the last eight years we were able to market ANSAA to Anambra people we made them know the agency and understand the need to pay signage fees to the state government We had about 5 000 court cases and won all but the law establishing ANSAA did not consider the economy of Lagos where a head dresser in Mushin or Ikotun both suburbs cannot be rated with a head dresser in Ozubulu or Mgbakwu So what we need now is for the governor to empower ANSAA and rejig the law to make it take cognisance of Anambra economy which is not at par with Lagos where the existing one was imported from he said Emecheta said ANSAA was able to regulate activities of outdoor Advertising firms and sanitised the Anambra sky space He said about nine Light Emission Diodes worth about N750 million were attracted to Anambra inspite the electricity and other operational challenges The Advertising Expert said the agency could generate as much as N1 Billion internal revenue for Anambra if optimally explored Before now clients used to compete for one spot but we decentralised all that engendered positive competition in the industry ANSAA was voted as the best State Owned Agency in Nigeria for 20202021 so I am fulfilled that I had the opportunity to serve The agency is now a beautiful bride in Anambra we are only second to maybe LASAA of Lagos which has critical mass for revenue generation This is an agency government can rely on for a large part of its internal revenue earning though the pandemic EndSARS and insecurity since 2020 have really hampered our ability to meet our projections he said Source Credit NAN
    Signage/Advert fees: Anambra agency prosecutes 5,000 alleged defaulters in 8 years
    Economy6 months ago

    Signage/Advert fees: Anambra agency prosecutes 5,000 alleged defaulters in 8 years

    Chief Jude Emecheta, immediate past managing director of Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA) initiated and prosecuted about 5,000 cases against clients between 2014 and 2022.

    Emecheta told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Wednesday that the law establishing ANSAA was responsible for the huge number of cases.

    He said ANSAA law was an adaptation of Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) which did not consider the differences in the economies of the two states.

    He called for review of the ANSAA Law and strengthening of its operations to make it more viable.

    “In the last eight years, we were able to market ANSAA to Anambra people, we made them know the agency and understand the need to pay signage fees to the state government.

    “We had about 5,000 court cases and won all but the law establishing ANSAA did not consider the economy of Lagos where a head dresser in Mushin or Ikotun both suburbs cannot be rated with a head dresser in Ozubulu or Mgbakwu.

    “So what we need now, is for the governor to empower ANSAA and rejig the law to make it take cognisance of Anambra economy which is not at par with Lagos where the existing one was imported from,” he said.

    Emecheta said ANSAA was able to regulate activities of outdoor Advertising firms and sanitised the Anambra sky space.

    He said about nine Light Emission Diodes worth about N750 million were attracted to Anambra inspite the electricity and other operational challenges.

    The Advertising Expert said the agency could generate as much as N1 Billion internal revenue for Anambra if optimally explored.

    “Before now, clients used to compete for one spot but we decentralised all that engendered positive competition in the industry.

    “ANSAA was voted as the best State Owned Agency in Nigeria for 20202021; so I am fulfilled that I had the opportunity to serve.

    ”The agency is now a beautiful bride in Anambra, we are only second to maybe LASAA of Lagos which has critical mass for revenue generation.

    “This is an agency government can rely on for a large part of its internal revenue earning, though the pandemic, EndSARS and insecurity since 2020 have really hampered our ability to meet our projections,” he said.

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   By Florence Onuegbu The federal government announced on Saturday that it will roll out the digital switchover DSO in Lagos on April 29 as the country switches from analogue to digital broadcasting Information and Culture Minister Alh Lai Mohammed revealed this when he led the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture Ministerial Working Group on the Digital Switchover DSO during the a courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu at the Lagos House Marina Mohammed said the decision to switch to digital television followed a treaty agreement signed at the Regional Radio Communication Conference RRC 06 in Geneva Switzerland on June 16 2006 to inaugurate broadcast services terrestrial fully digital for sound and television before June 17 2015 He said this would create a more equitable just and people centered information society which would connect underserved populations and remote communities thereby bridging the digital divide According to him the proposed deployment in Lagos will be a crucial step for the DSO and the creative industry as more than a million jobs would be created across the country We launched the DSO deployment in Jos Plateau State on April 30 2016 Since then we have deployed the deployment to four other states Kwara Kaduna Enugu and Osun in addition to the territory of the federal capital bringing the total to five states and the CTF We are now moving quickly to cover the remaining 31 states We are kicking off the new deployment here in Lagos State on April 29 2021 Kano State follows June 3 2021 Rivers State follows July 8 2021 Yobe State follows July 15 2021 and Gombe State follows August 12 2021 along with other states provided for by the after The deployment in Lagos reflects our decision to bring the DSO to shopping centers across the country With a population of over 20 million and projected TV households of over five million the launch of FreeTV in Lagos State will be a critical milestone for the DSO and for the broadcast industry and creation in Nigeria he said The Minister added that with DSO s FreeTV Nigerians would be able to watch over 60 channels with great content at a cheaper rate and without a pay TV subscription Presenting Sanwo Olu with the decoder for the DSO he said it would also allow the government to get the data of each household with the television Mohammed said this would make it easier to collect TV and radio licenses adding that the Nigerian Broadcasting Code NBC had been amended to make provision for the switch from analog to digital The minister revealed that six months after the DSO was deployed in Lagos NBC would ask TV stations to shut down their analog broadcast equipment making more spectrum available for data and other telecom services He stressed that the DSO was relevant for the Lagos Smart City Project and the Lagos Broadband Initiative Mohammed therefore urged Sanwo Olu to ask the Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency LASAA to provide signs street lights and other advertising material for the DSO launch for at least three months Lagos State which is the hub of the creative industry will take a large share of the million jobs to be created As FreeTV helps provide value added services the 20 local government zones and 37 LCDAs in Lagos State will be supported in collecting TV and radio licenses from residents With FreeTV s push system for news services the FreeTV platform can be used to broadcast news about Lagos State activities to all viewers A major advantage of DSO is that viewers will not pay subscription fees Once they acquire the decoder and pay the access fee once a year which is a token viewing is free Millions of Nigerians who cannot afford the growing subscription fees charged by PayTV platforms can now enjoy the benefits of digital television This is the meaning of bridging the digital divide he said In his response Sanwo Olu said his administration would support the switch as it would improve job creation and content development He said the DSO would also give the government the ability to use the resulting content to inform and engage with citizens as well as to bring governance closer to citizens The governor advised the ministerial task force to make the FreeTV box and after sales support easily accessible The shift from the analog setup we currently have to digital is appropriate and it reflects the reality of what we have today Around the world technology is now a fundamental and essential product of government It presents an opportunity for citizens to have access to local national and international space As a forward looking state we are in partnership and we see it as a future for our citizens so we have no problem with that Even for us as a state we have developed what we call a metropolitan optical fiber to provide fiber connectivity as one of the solutions for our citizens to have access to cheaper data We will support the DSO We will help We want Lagos to continue to create the space for the nation We will help our employees to be exposed to modern and international best practices We will be willing to work with you and ensure that we deliver together on April 29 he said NOPE NAN
    Go digital: FG will be deployed in Lagos on April 29 – Lai Mohammed
      By Florence Onuegbu The federal government announced on Saturday that it will roll out the digital switchover DSO in Lagos on April 29 as the country switches from analogue to digital broadcasting Information and Culture Minister Alh Lai Mohammed revealed this when he led the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture Ministerial Working Group on the Digital Switchover DSO during the a courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu at the Lagos House Marina Mohammed said the decision to switch to digital television followed a treaty agreement signed at the Regional Radio Communication Conference RRC 06 in Geneva Switzerland on June 16 2006 to inaugurate broadcast services terrestrial fully digital for sound and television before June 17 2015 He said this would create a more equitable just and people centered information society which would connect underserved populations and remote communities thereby bridging the digital divide According to him the proposed deployment in Lagos will be a crucial step for the DSO and the creative industry as more than a million jobs would be created across the country We launched the DSO deployment in Jos Plateau State on April 30 2016 Since then we have deployed the deployment to four other states Kwara Kaduna Enugu and Osun in addition to the territory of the federal capital bringing the total to five states and the CTF We are now moving quickly to cover the remaining 31 states We are kicking off the new deployment here in Lagos State on April 29 2021 Kano State follows June 3 2021 Rivers State follows July 8 2021 Yobe State follows July 15 2021 and Gombe State follows August 12 2021 along with other states provided for by the after The deployment in Lagos reflects our decision to bring the DSO to shopping centers across the country With a population of over 20 million and projected TV households of over five million the launch of FreeTV in Lagos State will be a critical milestone for the DSO and for the broadcast industry and creation in Nigeria he said The Minister added that with DSO s FreeTV Nigerians would be able to watch over 60 channels with great content at a cheaper rate and without a pay TV subscription Presenting Sanwo Olu with the decoder for the DSO he said it would also allow the government to get the data of each household with the television Mohammed said this would make it easier to collect TV and radio licenses adding that the Nigerian Broadcasting Code NBC had been amended to make provision for the switch from analog to digital The minister revealed that six months after the DSO was deployed in Lagos NBC would ask TV stations to shut down their analog broadcast equipment making more spectrum available for data and other telecom services He stressed that the DSO was relevant for the Lagos Smart City Project and the Lagos Broadband Initiative Mohammed therefore urged Sanwo Olu to ask the Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency LASAA to provide signs street lights and other advertising material for the DSO launch for at least three months Lagos State which is the hub of the creative industry will take a large share of the million jobs to be created As FreeTV helps provide value added services the 20 local government zones and 37 LCDAs in Lagos State will be supported in collecting TV and radio licenses from residents With FreeTV s push system for news services the FreeTV platform can be used to broadcast news about Lagos State activities to all viewers A major advantage of DSO is that viewers will not pay subscription fees Once they acquire the decoder and pay the access fee once a year which is a token viewing is free Millions of Nigerians who cannot afford the growing subscription fees charged by PayTV platforms can now enjoy the benefits of digital television This is the meaning of bridging the digital divide he said In his response Sanwo Olu said his administration would support the switch as it would improve job creation and content development He said the DSO would also give the government the ability to use the resulting content to inform and engage with citizens as well as to bring governance closer to citizens The governor advised the ministerial task force to make the FreeTV box and after sales support easily accessible The shift from the analog setup we currently have to digital is appropriate and it reflects the reality of what we have today Around the world technology is now a fundamental and essential product of government It presents an opportunity for citizens to have access to local national and international space As a forward looking state we are in partnership and we see it as a future for our citizens so we have no problem with that Even for us as a state we have developed what we call a metropolitan optical fiber to provide fiber connectivity as one of the solutions for our citizens to have access to cheaper data We will support the DSO We will help We want Lagos to continue to create the space for the nation We will help our employees to be exposed to modern and international best practices We will be willing to work with you and ensure that we deliver together on April 29 he said NOPE NAN
    Go digital: FG will be deployed in Lagos on April 29 – Lai Mohammed
    General news1 year ago

    Go digital: FG will be deployed in Lagos on April 29 – Lai Mohammed

    By Florence Onuegbu

    The federal government announced on Saturday that it will roll out the digital switchover (DSO) in Lagos on April 29, as the country switches from analogue to digital broadcasting.

    Information and Culture Minister Alh Lai Mohammed revealed this when he led the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture Ministerial Working Group on the Digital Switchover (DSO) during the 'a courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina.

    Mohammed said the decision to switch to digital television followed a treaty agreement signed at the Regional Radio Communication Conference (RRC-06) in Geneva, Switzerland on June 16, 2006 to inaugurate broadcast services terrestrial `` fully digital '' for sound. and television before June 17, 2015.

    He said this would create a more equitable, just and people-centered information society, which would connect underserved populations and remote communities, thereby bridging the digital divide.

    According to him, the proposed deployment in Lagos will be a crucial step for the DSO and the creative industry, as more than a million jobs would be created across the country.

    “We launched the DSO deployment in Jos, Plateau State, on April 30, 2016. Since then, we have deployed the deployment to four other states, Kwara, Kaduna, Enugu and Osun, in addition to the territory of the federal capital, bringing the total to five states and the CTF.

    “We are now moving quickly to cover the remaining 31 states. We are kicking off the new deployment here in Lagos State on April 29, 2021.

    Kano State follows June 3, 2021, Rivers State follows July 8, 2021, Yobe State follows July 15, 2021, and Gombe State follows August 12, 2021, along with other states provided for by the after.

    “The deployment in Lagos reflects our decision to bring the DSO to shopping centers across the country.

    “With a population of over 20 million and projected TV households of over five million, the launch of FreeTV in Lagos State will be a critical milestone for the DSO and for the broadcast industry and creation in Nigeria, ”he said.

    The Minister added that with DSO's FreeTV, Nigerians would be able to watch over 60 channels with great content, at a cheaper rate and without a pay TV subscription.

    Presenting. Sanwo-Olu with the decoder for the DSO, he said it would also allow the government to get the data of each household with the television.

    Mohammed said this would make it easier to collect TV and radio licenses, adding that the Nigerian Broadcasting Code (NBC) had been amended to make provision for the switch from analog to digital.

    The minister revealed that six months after the DSO was deployed in Lagos, NBC would ask TV stations to shut down their analog broadcast equipment, making more spectrum available for data and other telecom services.

    He stressed that the DSO was relevant for the Lagos Smart City Project and the Lagos Broadband Initiative.

    Mohammed therefore urged Sanwo-Olu to ask the Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency (LASAA) to provide signs, street lights and other advertising material for the DSO launch for at least three months. .

    “Lagos State, which is the hub of the creative industry, will take a large share of the million jobs to be created.

    “As FreeTV helps provide value-added services, the 20 local government zones and 37 LCDAs in Lagos State will be supported in collecting TV and radio licenses from residents.

    “With FreeTV's push system for news services, the FreeTV platform can be used to broadcast news about Lagos State activities to all viewers.

    “A major advantage of DSO is that viewers will not pay subscription fees. Once they acquire the decoder and pay the access fee once a year, which is a token, viewing is free.

    “Millions of Nigerians, who cannot afford the growing subscription fees charged by PayTV platforms, can now enjoy the benefits of digital television. This is the meaning of bridging the digital divide, ”he said.

    In his response, Sanwo-Olu said his administration would support the switch, as it would improve job creation and content development.

    He said the DSO would also give the government the ability to use the resulting content to inform and engage with citizens, as well as to bring governance closer to citizens.

    The governor advised the ministerial task force to make the FreeTV box and after-sales support easily accessible.

    “The shift from the analog setup we currently have to digital is appropriate and it reflects the reality of what we have today.

    “Around the world, technology is now a fundamental and essential product of government. It presents an opportunity for citizens to have access to local, national and international space.

    “As a forward-looking state, we are in partnership and we see it as a future for our citizens, so we have no problem with that.

    “Even for us as a state, we have developed what we call a metropolitan optical fiber to provide fiber connectivity as one of the solutions for our citizens to have access to cheaper data.

    “We will support the DSO. We will help. We want Lagos to continue to create the space for the nation. We will help our employees to be exposed to modern and international best practices. We will be willing to work with you and ensure that we deliver together on April 29, ”he said. (NOPE)

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  •  The Lagos State Government has called for collaboration between the state s Real Estate Regulatory Authority LASRERA Signage Advertisement Agency LASAA and security agencies to sanitise the real estate sector Mrs Toke Benson Awoyinka Special Adviser to Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu on Housing made the call in a statement on Friday in Lagos Benson Awoyinka said that such collaboration had become imperative to end fraudulent practices in the real estate sector She made the call during a courtesy call to the three agencies According to her the visit and request for collaboration is to convince members of the public that LASRERA has the support of relevant stakeholders that will enable it achieve its vision and mandate She said that LASRERA s collaboration with LASAA would assist in curbing the placement of unverified and misleading advertisements by real estate practitioners and property developers across the state Especially since all advertisements in the state are approved by LASAA It has become necessary to collaborate with the state Criminal Investigation Department to curb fraudulent practices by unauthorised persons and to sanitise the entire real estate industry Due process of prosecution will be followed in dealing with a recalcitrant practitioner Benson Awoyinka said The special adviser restated the commitment of Sanwo Olu to protect the rights of all residents who were either seeking to rent buy or sell property in the state Real estate transaction is an important economic activity to the state as oil is to the country the special adviser said She noted that the collaboration would transform and reduce the rate of fraudulent practices once people were aware that they could be prosecuted by the law of the state The governor s aide assured residents that all registered real estate practitioners property developers with LASRERA were duty bond to operate with high sense of professionalism or risk being prosecuted In her response Deputy Commissioner of Police SCID Mrs Yetunde Longe stressed the need for separate court to handle fraudulent issues in the state because of the volume of workload on Magistrates Courts Longe said that people visited the SCID Yaba to complain about different issues including fraudulent activities which took long time to conclude investigation With the collaboration and assigned court it will be easy to prosecute any acts of fraudulent practice she said The deputy commissioner assured that the police would support the fight against fraudulent activities perpetrated through the real estate sectors in the country Edited By Chinyere Bassey Wale Ojetimi NAN
    LASG seeks collaboration with police, regulatory agencies to sanitise real estate
     The Lagos State Government has called for collaboration between the state s Real Estate Regulatory Authority LASRERA Signage Advertisement Agency LASAA and security agencies to sanitise the real estate sector Mrs Toke Benson Awoyinka Special Adviser to Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu on Housing made the call in a statement on Friday in Lagos Benson Awoyinka said that such collaboration had become imperative to end fraudulent practices in the real estate sector She made the call during a courtesy call to the three agencies According to her the visit and request for collaboration is to convince members of the public that LASRERA has the support of relevant stakeholders that will enable it achieve its vision and mandate She said that LASRERA s collaboration with LASAA would assist in curbing the placement of unverified and misleading advertisements by real estate practitioners and property developers across the state Especially since all advertisements in the state are approved by LASAA It has become necessary to collaborate with the state Criminal Investigation Department to curb fraudulent practices by unauthorised persons and to sanitise the entire real estate industry Due process of prosecution will be followed in dealing with a recalcitrant practitioner Benson Awoyinka said The special adviser restated the commitment of Sanwo Olu to protect the rights of all residents who were either seeking to rent buy or sell property in the state Real estate transaction is an important economic activity to the state as oil is to the country the special adviser said She noted that the collaboration would transform and reduce the rate of fraudulent practices once people were aware that they could be prosecuted by the law of the state The governor s aide assured residents that all registered real estate practitioners property developers with LASRERA were duty bond to operate with high sense of professionalism or risk being prosecuted In her response Deputy Commissioner of Police SCID Mrs Yetunde Longe stressed the need for separate court to handle fraudulent issues in the state because of the volume of workload on Magistrates Courts Longe said that people visited the SCID Yaba to complain about different issues including fraudulent activities which took long time to conclude investigation With the collaboration and assigned court it will be easy to prosecute any acts of fraudulent practice she said The deputy commissioner assured that the police would support the fight against fraudulent activities perpetrated through the real estate sectors in the country Edited By Chinyere Bassey Wale Ojetimi NAN
    LASG seeks collaboration with police, regulatory agencies to sanitise real estate
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    LASG seeks collaboration with police, regulatory agencies to sanitise real estate

    The Lagos State Government has called for collaboration between the state’s Real Estate Regulatory Authority (LASRERA), Signage, Advertisement Agency (LASAA) and security agencies to sanitise the real estate sector.

    Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Housing, made the call in a statement on Friday in Lagos.

    Benson-Awoyinka said that such collaboration had become imperative to end fraudulent practices in the real estate sector.

    She made the call during a courtesy call to the three agencies.

    According to her, the visit and request for collaboration is to convince members of the public that LASRERA has the support of relevant stakeholders that will enable it achieve its vision and mandate.

    She said that LASRERA’s collaboration with LASAA would assist in curbing the placement of unverified and misleading advertisements by real estate practitioners and property developers across the state.

    ”Especially since all advertisements in the state are approved by LASAA.

    “It has become necessary to collaborate with the state Criminal Investigation Department to curb fraudulent practices by unauthorised persons and to sanitise the entire real estate industry.

    “Due process of prosecution will be followed in dealing with a recalcitrant practitioner,” Benson-Awoyinka said.

    The special adviser restated the commitment of Sanwo-Olu to protect the rights of all residents who were either seeking to rent, buy or sell property in the state.

    ”Real estate transaction is an important economic activity to the state as oil is to the country,” the special adviser said.

    She noted that the collaboration would transform and reduce the rate of fraudulent practices once people were aware that they could be prosecuted by the law of the state.

    The governor’s aide assured residents that all registered real estate practitioners/property developers with LASRERA were duty bond to operate with high sense of professionalism or risk being prosecuted.

    In her response, Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCID, Mrs Yetunde Longe, stressed the need for separate court to handle fraudulent issues in the state because of the volume of workload on Magistrates’ Courts.

    Longe said that people visited the SCID Yaba to complain about different issues including fraudulent activities which took long time to conclude investigation.

    “With the collaboration and assigned court, it will be easy to prosecute any acts of fraudulent practice,” she said.

    The deputy commissioner assured that the police would support the fight against fraudulent activities perpetrated through the real estate sectors in the country.

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    Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)