LASG vows to seal illegal gas/petrol stations in residential areas
A press open by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, spokesman, Ministry of Bodily Planning and Metropolis Construction on Thursday acknowledged that the Commissioner in the ministry, Dr Idris Salako reached the probability at a gathering alongside with his top officers.
The commentary acknowledged the measure was once adopted to tame the threat of incessant explosion of gas filling stations in the articulate.
Salako at some level of the meeting with District Officers and Supervisory Directors in Ikeja, acknowledged that “it had change into expedient to discourage the propensity to envision Gasoline and Petrol Stations indiscriminately in densely populated residential neighborhoods all the device in which thru the Divulge.
The probability will safeguard lives and properties, whereas declaring the sanctity of the constructed ambiance,” he acknowledged.
He acknowledged that only 17 gas filing stations had planning permits, adding that, “all illegally constructed retailers to boot to these working in densely populated residential areas would be sealed off to avert further mishaps”.
Salako acknowledged the ministry would collaborate with other businesses including Ministry of Vitality and Mineral Assets, Lagos Divulge Safety Commission, Lagos Divulge Environmental Safety Agency and the Department of Petroleum Assets to safely decomission any sealed Gasoline/Petrol Filling Location.
He entreated District Officers and Supervisory Directors to be alive to their responsibilities and uphold the Long-established Running Procedures of the Ministry, whereas warning that erring officers would be punished.
The Commissioner acknowledged breakers of authorities enforcement seals to boot to homeowners of collapsed constructions, would be prosecuted in accordance with the Lagos Divulge Metropolis and Regional Planning and Construction Regulations 2019.
Other top officers at
the meeting incorporated the Special Adviser to the Governor on Metropolis Construction, Mr Ganiyu Ayuba, Permanent Secretary of the ministry Mr Foluso Dipe, In model Manager, Lagos Divulge Bodily Planning Enable Authority, Mrs Funmi Oshifuye and the In model Manager, Lagos Divulge Constructing Management Agency, Mrs Abiola Kosegbe.