Lagos State Government agencies, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA), have issued a warning to Lagos residents against applying for phony job advertised on public utilities.
The agencies while making this disclosure insists that the consequences of patronizing such adverts, which are normally written in open spaces by unscrupulous people were calamitous.
According to the agencies, It was observed that almost all the newly constructed LAMATA bus sheds of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) have job adverts. The sheds at Ojota, Ketu, Barracks, Costain among other parts of Lagos were not spared by these advertisers.
Reacting to this, the Head, Media and Communication, LAMATA, Mr. Kolawole Ojelabi, warned the public to disregard the deceitful adverts placed on its properties by the fraudsters and also appealed to the public to be guided about the fake jobs adverts place on bus sheds
“We have reported the case to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Offences and they are working to see that the perpetrators are brought to justice. People engaging in this act are heartless. Aside that, they are also destroying the beauty of the bus sheds,” he said.
Ojelabi also warned that LAMATA would not be responsible for any untoward effect on anybody patronizing the fake job advertisers.
An official of Lagos State Signage Advertising Agency, LASAA further disclosed that the existing laws prohibiting adverts on public spaces is still in place and anyone found contravening the law would be dealt with.
“We have existing laws that prohibit the display of such adverts. Those responsible for such adverts are contravening the law and they will be prosecuted when caught. LASAA will not condone such act, especially when it is not in the interest of the public.