COURT STRIKES OUT EXPARTE MOTION FILES BY PDP AND DINO MELAYE AGAINST KOGI STATE SIGNAGE AND ADVERTISING AGENCY
…as the agency commence defacing and removal of unauthorised billboards, posters and banners with immediate effect
The People’s Democratic Party and Sen. Dino Melaye had filed an exparte injunction dated the 12th day of September praying a High Court sitting in Lokoja to halt the activities of the Kogi State Signage and Advertisment Agency.
The exparte order further prayed the court to declare the creation of the Agency null and void, stating that its creation was against constitutional provisions.
In determining the order, the High Court presided over by Justice Ruth Alfa, today the 25th day of September struck out the motion. In her ruling, the Honourable Judge posited that the exparte injunction was defective and therefore did not even delve into the merit of the injunction.
The General Manager of the Agency in reaction to the judgment announced that the defacing and removal of all unauthorised forms of outdoor advertisment will commence with immediate effect from the date of the publication.
He urged the general public to comply with the earlier directive of the Agency to make all necessary payments for all outdoor advertisment.
He further used the opportunity to thanked the good people of Kogi State for being law abiding and peaceful and also promised to always deliver on the mandate of his Agency to bring sanity to the Advertisment stratosphere in the state.