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Soludo Slams ₦100,000 Levy On Burial Posters In Anambra

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The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has announced fresh levies of up to N100,000 on bereaved families who may want to paste obituary posters in any part of the state.

A memo issued through the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Anambra State Signage and Advertisment Agency, Mr. Odili Ujubuon͂u which was made available to The Eastern Updates disclosed that the levies must be paid by anybody or family that wants to publicise an obituary, wedding or other events in the state.

In the letter entitled ‘Regulation of ceremonial adverts,’  addressed to the National President of the Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU), Soludo warned that the new directives must be adhered to.

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The document reads: ‘The tariff below serves as a guide to what is payable; sizes, description, amount and duration of the taxes are: 4 X 6FT N5,000 for 2 weeks; 8 X 10FT N20,000 for 2 weeks; above 10FT square are N100,000 monthly; and N5000 for posters for 2 weeks.

‘Note that directional signs leading to the venue which can come in 1x 2ft size will not be charged. It is also important to bear in mind that after the duration of this period, any such board that is left standing will attract a penalty in the sum of the amount initially paid. This penalty is paid weekly.

‘The Agency, in fulfillment of its statutory obligation, is not unmindful of the menace associated with non-commercial adverts that have literally occupied our out-of-home space.’

Meanwhile, the Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has sought the support of governments at all levels, agencies, and individuals to tackle flooding currently ravaging some parts of the country, including the state.

Soludo pointed out that the flood water emanated and surged from Cameroon, asking the Federal Government to dialogue with the government of Cameroon with a view to proffering lasting solutions.

The Eastern Updates

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