Fashogbon, the CEO of Fizzie Republic that owns the right of P3 after registration with the Nigeria Copyright Commission while addressing newsmen in Ibadan said some marauders, armed with dangerous weapons are going about the city of Ibadan in the middle of the night, removing his advert boards placed of electric poles.
He expressed surprise over such action because his firm is duly registered with the Oyo State Advertising Agency (OYSAA); the body instituted by the government to oversee and regulate the advertising business and had paid the mandatory annual fees to OYSAA.
His words: “We paid millions of naira in the last contract, and the new contract just started and we have also paid 500k on November 2nd, our contract is renewable and we have the first right of refusal, but going in the middle of the night to attack billboards is not professional.
“When we inquired, OYSAA said it was a consultant to the government that is behind this dastardly act. If they are not evil, why are they removing paid advert at night, while questioning OYSAA they said it is a directive from Gov Makinde, but I don’t think in my own estimation that Gov Makinde gave such an order. We will appreciate Gov Makinde to clear the air on this”, said the CEO of Fizzie Republic.
He added that his firm has greatly contributed to the internally generated revenue (IGR) of the state by making use of almost 48 percent of the total poles in Ibadan during the last administration and has done 15m million worth of advert-free since the inception of the Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration in-line with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy of his firm.
“We are the one that sponsored signposts with inscriptions such as: ‘Security of the State is a collective responsibility, ‘Play your part’, ‘Invest in sold minerals to increase our internal revenue’, with some written in mother tongue placed on advertising boards attached to electric poles in Ibadan metropolis”.
“This gesture was in line with the Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR) policy of our firm, which is essentially most favorable towards correcting wrong notions about Gov Makinde’s administration and sensitizing the public.
“I believe the main plan of this people is for me to remove and discontinue Gov Makinde’s job that I did and go to the court with the state government, but their action will not force me to do that, and that is why am calling the Governor to safe my life from this desperate person who are out to ruin my business.
“Our firm has fully refunded the affected clients which include: Foodco, Nexgen, Chicken and Co, Rhetoric that are all happened to be indigenous brands and are voters but for them not to frown at the state government”, Fashogbon enthused