Following the release of a video on social media on Saturday 3rd August, 2019 in which semi-nude women were displayed in a mobile advert truck around the Lekki toll gate, Lagos, the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) announced the suspension of the operating licence of Pro-Vision Media Systems Limited (“Pro-Vision”). The suspension was premised on the ground that the said truck with vehicle registration number APP 713 XL was registered in the name of Pro-Vision which a licenced advertising agency. .

The announcement was out rightly shocking to Pro-Vision due to the fact that the company had since October, 2018 sold the said truck to one Stanley Ugboha, an ex-staff of the company.

The company’s investigation of the incident revealed that indeed, Stanley Ugboha who purchased the truck had failed to register the truck in his name despite the company had issued him a receipt for the purchase of the truck, executed and delivered an instrument of transfer of the truck to him along with the registration documents and handed over possession of the truck to him.
More appalling was the discovery that in addition to failing to register the truck in his name, he renewed the existing vehicle registration which is in the name of Pro-Vision on Friday 2nd August, 2019 without notice, consent or authority of Pro-Vision.

As an interim measure, Pro-Vision immediately issued a disclaimer by which it denied ownership of the said truck and stated that it was not responsible for the display complained about by LASAA.
The company also stated that it will co-operate with LASAA and other government agencies. Pro-Vision is pleased to inform the general public that the company has fulfilled its civic responsibility as a responsible corporate organisation as pledged.

On Monday 5th August, 2019 the company wrote a letter to LASAA to exonerate itself of the incident and provided all relevant documents evidencing the fact that the truck had been sold since October, 2018.


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