Indiscriminate poster-pasting attracts N1m, 100,000 – AMMC

Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) has stated that it would soon commence imposition of fines on those “who continue to deface Abuja with indiscriminate pasting of posters.”
Its Coordinator, Malam Umar Shuiabu, who stated this at the weekend while addressing journalists in his office, added that “indiscriminate pasting of posters in public places in Abuja – on directional signs, bridges and buildings, among others, was an offence liable to the fine of N100,000 for individuals, and N1 million for organisations.”
Shuiabu was speaking after a second unsuccessful visit to the head office of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where he led a strong FCTA team for continuation of the ongoing sensitisation against pasting of posters in the City.
He said: “We have been visiting political party leadership in order to sensitize them on the need to keep Abuja clean. And you know, we are nearing campaign period for 2019 general elections when a lot of posters will likely be pasted in public places, so our visit to them is to get them to sensitize their members accordingly.
“We want all the FCT residents to know that pasting of posters defaces the city. The message is not only for political parties, but it is to all the public, including the religious organisations such as the Churches and the Mosques, among others. There is nowhere in the world where this indecent practice is done.”
Continuing, he said: “We will start imposition of relevant fines on all offenders very soon, but before that, we wish to, first of all, sensitise adequately so as to carry the people along. Our team first visited Labour Party (LP) recently, and last month, we were at the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the same message.”
He further disclosed that “offenders will also be made to pay for removing the posters,” adding that the amount payable for removal was dependent on the amount of posters.
On his inability to meet with the PDP chairman or his representative in two consecutive visits to the party headquarters at Wadata Plaza, the AMMC boss said “the most important thing was for everyone in the FCT to get the message and keep Abuja clean.”

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