LASG vows to seal unlawful gas/petrol stations in residential areas
An announcement by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, spokesman, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Construction on Thursday acknowledged that the Commissioner within the ministry, Dr Idris Salako reached the decision at a meeting with his high officials.
The observation acknowledged the measure became adopted to tame the threat of incessant explosion of gas filling stations within the lisp.
Salako for the period of the meeting with District Officers and Supervisory Directors in Ikeja, acknowledged that “it had change into expedient to discourage the propensity to set Gasoline and Petrol Stations indiscriminately in densely populated residential neighborhoods within the course of the Order.
The decision will safeguard lives and properties, whereas asserting the sanctity of the built atmosphere,” he acknowledged.
He acknowledged that only 17 gas filing stations had planning permits, adding that, “all illegally built outlets as properly as these working in densely populated residential areas will almost definitely be sealed off to avert additional mishaps”.
Salako acknowledged the ministry would collaborate with other agencies in conjunction with Ministry of Energy and Mineral Sources, Lagos Order Security Commission, Lagos Order Environmental Security Company and the Department of Petroleum Sources to soundly decomission any sealed Gasoline/Petrol Filling Residence.
He entreated District Officers and Supervisory Directors to be alive to their responsibilities and uphold the Standard Working Procedures of the Ministry, whereas warning that erring officers will almost definitely be punished.
The Commissioner acknowledged breakers of executive enforcement seals as properly as householders of collapsed constructions, will almost definitely be prosecuted essentially essentially based on the Lagos Order Urban and Regional Planning and Construction Legislation 2019.
Varied high officials at
the meeting included the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Urban Construction, Mr Ganiyu Ayuba, Permanent Secretary of the ministry Mr Foluso Dipe, Frequent Manager, Lagos Order Physical Planning Enable Authority, Mrs Funmi Oshifuye and the Frequent Manager, Lagos Order Building Administration Company, Mrs Abiola Kosegbe.