LASG vows to seal unlawful gasoline/petrol stations in residential areas
A commentary by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, spokesman, Ministry of Physical Planning and City Construction on Thursday said that the Commissioner within the ministry, Dr Idris Salako reached the decision at a gathering along with his high officers.
The commentary said the measure became as soon as adopted to tame the threat of incessant explosion of gasoline filling stations within the pronounce.
Salako in some unspecified time in the future of the meeting with District Officers and Supervisory Directors in Ikeja, said that “it had change into expedient to discourage the propensity to attach Gasoline and Petrol Stations indiscriminately in densely populated residential neighborhoods all the arrangement thru the Divulge.
The decision will safeguard lives and properties, while inserting ahead the sanctity of the built atmosphere,” he said.
He said that simplest 17 gasoline filing stations had planning permits, adding that, “all illegally built stores besides these working in densely populated residential areas could be sealed off to avert further mishaps”.
Salako said the ministry would collaborate with loads of companies including Ministry of Vitality and Mineral Belongings, Lagos Divulge Security Commission, Lagos Divulge Environmental Security Agency and the Department of Petroleum Belongings to soundly decomission any sealed Gasoline/Petrol Filling Space.
He entreated District Officers and Supervisory Directors to be alive to their responsibilities and uphold the Frequent Working Procedures of the Ministry, while warning that erring officers could be punished.
The Commissioner said breakers of authorities enforcement seals besides householders of collapsed buildings, could be prosecuted in response to the Lagos Divulge City and Regional Planning and Construction Law 2019.
Diversified high officers at
the meeting integrated the Particular Adviser to the Governor on City Construction, Mr Ganiyu Ayuba, Permanent Secretary of the ministry Mr Foluso Dipe, Frequent Supervisor, Lagos Divulge Physical Planning Enable Authority, Mrs Funmi Oshifuye and the Frequent Supervisor, Lagos Divulge Building Aid watch over Agency, Mrs Abiola Kosegbe.