The Anambra State government, weekend, fixed the sum of N10m as charge for the placement of posters of presidential candidates in the state ahead of the 2023 presidential elections.
The state also fixed N7m poster charge for senatorial candidates; House of Representatives, N5m, and state Assembly candidates, N1m.
The state announced the charges in a notice issued by the chief executive of the state’s signage and advertising agency (ANSAA), Tony Odili Ujubuonu.
Costs for out-of-home-media and mobile advertising were put at N100, 000 for 48 sheets billboards; N500,000 for spectacular billboards; N500,000 gantry displays; N100,000 for irregular shaped billboard; N50,000 for branded vehicle; and N5,000 for Keke rear branding, respectively.
The state government, in the release, banned the use of posters on bridges and road demarcations along the streets of the state.
The statement read, “As campaign for 2023 general elections officially commences next month, September, Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA), in charge of all forms of advertising in the state, wishes to bring some important information to your notice.
“That posting of posters on bridges, road demarcations; street-light poles, round-about and public buildings remain prohibited.
“That every campaign material and advert forms, such as posters, public address systems, banners, fliers, buntings, T-shirts, caps and sundries must be duly approved for after full payment of the requisite fee.
“That every billboard must be displayed through a registered advertising practitioner after the advertising content has been vetted by the APCON.”