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COURT OF APPEAL UPHOLDS LAGOS STATE SIGNAGE AND ADVERTISEMENT AGENCY LAW

A Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has affirmed that the Lagos State Structures for Signage and Advertisement Agency Law No. 9 of 2006 is constitutional and valid.

According to the Director, Civil Litigation, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Hammed Oyenuga, the Court gave ruling in the matter with Appeal No CA/L/888/2012 – Bunjay Integrated Service vs Attorney-General of Lagos State.

He said the applicant (Bunjay Integrated Service) had earlier prayed the State High Court for a declaration that the Lagos State Structures for Signage and Advertisement Agency Law No. 9 of 2006 is illegal, null and void, as well as unconstitutional, because it is inconsistent with Section 7 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Oyenuga averred that the Court of Appeal in its judgement held that the appeal is unmeritorious, stating that the Lagos State Structures for Signage and Advertisement Agency Law No. 9, 2006 is Legal and Constitutional.

Recall that the State High Court had earlier ruled in favour of the Lagos State Government in its judgement delivered on 10th of July, 2012, stating that the issue of advertising and signage are residual matters, hence the State House of Assembly can legislate on it.

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