LASAA to assist Ekiti State counterpart on signage and outdoor operations



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The Lagos State Signage  and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) has commenced collaboration with its  counterpart in Ekiti State, Ekiti State Signage and Advertisement Agency  (EKSAA), in the effective management of signage and outdoor structures. The new  partnership is sequel to a recent visit to LASAA by EKSAA boss Mr. Eleaza  Olumiyiwa Ogunmilade.

During the initial parley  with the Managing Director of LASAA, Mr. George Noah, Ogunmilade, spoke on his  plans to transform the fortunes of his agency and to leverage the vast  experience LASAA has gained since inception in May 31, 2006. Smarting from a weekend  working visit to Ekiti State, Noah who was accompanied by two top LASAA  officials including Ms. Temitayo Etomi (Special Adviser on Operations) and Mr  Tope Akande (Head of Corporate Affairs) said the visit was to assist his Ekiti  State counterpart in both the regulatory and revenue generation functions  including the development of an Outdoor Masterplan, Signage Enumeration and  situational Analysis, Image & Reputation Audit, Structure Segmentation &

Pricing. ‘‘We found out during our visit that, Ekiti State may not possess the  population and commerce in Lagos State, but there are vast potentials of  untapped products and services to add more pep to the aesthetics of the  environment as well increase revenues more than ever before’’ Noah said. ‘’The  two agencies have agreed to an exchange programme to enable staff benefit from  such exercise’’ he added.

The Director General of  EKSAA, Ogunmilade, who is a former Managing Director of Oceanic Bank in Gambia,  expressed similar sentiments. ‘’We recognise the strides made by LASAA in recent  years and hope we can benefit from that wealth of experience. This is a  collaborative initiative, as such we believe there are some areas LASAA too will  learn from us. We intend to put in place systems to help us run efficiently in  addition to giving our staff the required training for the job’’.

A preliminary report by  LASAA, of last weekend’s working visit has been forwarded to the Ekiti State  Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi as well as the EKSAA boss for  consideration.

 


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