Speaking on the issue, the Managing Director of LASAA Mr. George Kayode Noah, expressed sadness over the rate at which the signs are being damaged by motorist and road contractors without any recourse for repairs or replacement.
Mr. Noah stated that ‘‘we are facing serious challenges from vehicle owners and Contractors who constantly damaged these signs. As at the last count, our Agency has received request for repairs and replacements for over 240 street name signs which had previously been installed in the State and this cost has extra financial implications for our Agency’’.
He added that ‘’one of the issues regarding completion of the project include resistance from residents to street name change even when the Local Government has approved it’’. Noah called on the residents where the projects are situated to be more responsible and protect the signs as they have become theirs.
He concluded that ‘’for the project to achieve the desired success, residents must play an active role by co- operating with us in sustaining the project. They must ensure that vandals are apprehended and prosecuted’’.
It will be recalled that the street directional sign is the flagship of the Agency’s project which commenced in 2008 across the State to assist members of the public in finding their way around the city.