LASG vows to seal illegal gasoline/petrol stations in residential areas
A assertion by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, spokesman, Ministry of Bodily Planning and Metropolis Pattern on Thursday acknowledged that the Commissioner within the ministry, Dr Idris Salako reached the resolution at a meeting alongside with his high officers.
The assertion acknowledged the measure became once adopted to tame the threat of incessant explosion of gasoline filling stations within the verbalize.
Salako at some point of the meeting with District Officers and Supervisory Directors in Ikeja, acknowledged that “it had turn out to be expedient to discourage the propensity to set Fuel and Petrol Stations indiscriminately in densely populated residential neighborhoods across the Voice.
The resolution will safeguard lives and properties, while declaring the sanctity of the built atmosphere,” he acknowledged.
He acknowledged that handiest 17 gasoline filing stations had planning permits, including that, “all illegally built retailers as well to those operating in densely populated residential areas would be sealed off to avert further mishaps”.
Salako acknowledged the ministry would collaborate with assorted companies including Ministry of Vitality and Mineral Resources, Lagos Voice Safety Commission, Lagos Voice Environmental Safety Agency and the Division of Petroleum Resources to soundly decomission any sealed Fuel/Petrol Filling Space.
He entreated District Officers and Supervisory Directors to be alive to their tasks and uphold the Standard Working Procedures of the Ministry, while warning that erring officers would be punished.
The Commissioner acknowledged breakers of govt enforcement seals as well to owners of collapsed structures, would be prosecuted in line with the Lagos Voice Metropolis and Regional Planning and Pattern Law 2019.
Other high officers at
the meeting incorporated the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Metropolis Pattern, Mr Ganiyu Ayuba, Eternal Secretary of the ministry Mr Foluso Dipe, General Supervisor, Lagos Voice Bodily Planning Allow Authority, Mrs Funmi Oshifuye and the General Supervisor, Lagos Voice Constructing Sustain watch over Agency, Mrs Abiola Kosegbe.