Rivers Assembly Passes Advertisement Prohibition

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Rivers state House of Assembly has passed the Advertisement and Use of State-Owned Properties Prohibition Bill 2022.

The House passed the bill shortly after a public hearing with various stakeholders including Civil Society Organizations and security agencies.

Speaking during the public hearing, the Deputy Speaker, Edison Ehie said the bill is aimed at ‘sanitizing the state from the use of residential properties for commercial purposes.

The bill seeks to prohibit the use of residential buildings for non-residential purposes, prohibit outdoor advertisements, ​ particularly the posting of bills, posters, and other materials, and the use of state-owned institutions or public schools for political campaigns.

Written by: Helen Obih

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