Ondo Govt to Clamp Down on Owners of Gas, Filling Stations

Sealing Gas station

Olanrewaju Aremu

The ondo state government on Thursday said it will no longer tolerate indiscriminate setting up of filling stations and gas stations in the state.

Briefing newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council meeting in Akure, the state capital, The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Hon. Fatai Olotu said the Council deliberated and made far reaching decisions especially in an effort to guide against indiscriminate establishment of Petrol and Gas Stations in the State.

He noted that the State Executive Council agreed that henceforth, there would be total enforcement of all safety regulations suggested to Council by the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.

The Commissioner said his ministry had undertaken a comprehensive inventory of Petrol and Gas sales outlets in the state and found out that in most cases, the facilities were established without approval of government and due consideration for safety precautions.

Also the Commisioner for Infrastructure,Lands and Housing, Engr. Raimi Aminu said the Council was excited at the presentation of Certificate of Occupancy, C-of-O, to the first set of property owners who applied for the document under the Home Ownership Charter of Ondo State, HOCOS scheme.

He said to further strengthen the scheme, Council directed that henceforth C-of- O will now be a precondition for granting approval for building plans in the state.

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