The inventor of the Portrait Pole Post (P3), Fashogbon Abiodun David has faulted the hostile approach adopted by Oyo State Advertising Agency (OYSAA) and some of the consultants engaged, saying such will not complement the claim and drive of the governor in increasing the state’s Internally Generated Revenue.
The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has recently said that his government has, in its first two years, increasing the state’s Internally Generated Revenue by close to N15 Billion without increasing taxes, “but if this trend must be maintained, then all the agencies must work to complement this”, said Fashogbon while speaking with newsmen yesterday.
Fashogon who recently raised alarm over violent attacks on his business and threat to eliminate his life by those he claimed are out to suppress the legitimate Outdoor Out of Home (OOH) advertising practitioners in Oyo State said his firm has greatly contributed to the IGR of Oyo State Government in the last two years.
“Fizzie Republic, my firm has contributed to the IGR of Oyo State through advertising, the records and receipts are there to prove, OYSAA designed a two years contract tenure of which we paid from 2019 to 2021 July, and we have paid another five hundred thousand (N500,000) in the new tenure that supposed to run from August this year 2021 to 2023.
“I wonder why OYSAA is saying my firm owes and had to resort to a violent approach by going in the middle of the night with cutlasses and guns to remove our boards placed on the streetlights in Ibadan metropolis.
“OYSAA adopts defaming of my noble name and serial destruction of business, and no marketing training “As long as the agency uses this approach, the agency will not hit the required revenue generation set by the Governor” Fashogbon sternly stated.
The Initial contract was jacked up by 50% from the original deal with the ministry of energy involvement while the contract was still on, a very poor display of integrity! There is an old saying that says A deal is a deal. This caused the foreclosures of the business 6months ago! This makes the destruction serial and it is so tough to get back on track after each attack
“I do not owe the agency till I default at the end of the new tenure 2021- 2023. We have integrity, we don’t owe. But as we are still awaiting the governor’s intervention, we remain determined, focused and we will refuse to be distracted by elements of evil from the advancement and progress of our goals and core values”, he added.