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Charles Soludo threatens to take down politicians’ billboards over taxes

Professor Soludo is the Governor of Anambra State

Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, has said that the state’s government will take down politicians’ billboards if they don’t pay taxes on them.

Before last year’s election, the governor said he knew where to get money from worldwide. Since becoming governor, he has put several taxes on the people of Anambra.

Tony Ujubuonu, the managing director of the Anambra State Signage Agency (ANSAA), recently issued a press release in which he gave all politicians and political parties with billboards two weeks to settle their fees.

Ujubuonu said, “We have given two weeks’ notice to all political parties and their candidates to ensure they have paid for all their campaign billboards or meet the agency’s wrath.

“Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency, through a letter dated November 14, 2022, urged all Out-Of-Home Advertising Practitioners in the State to revalidate and register all their billboards in the State.”

He also said that the agency had told all billboard owners to give the information needed to register each billboard and pay for any campaign.

“It has also gotten to the knowledge of the agency that some political party candidates are erecting billboards on their own ignorantly.

“The agency wants to state that this is not only wrong but illegal, and it would bring down any such billboard without any notice, the structure seized permanently and auctioned.”

The agency gave the grace period to last from November 14 to December 5. It said that all billboards had to be registered and paid for in full, or they would be taken down after the deadline.