Ogun State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development has sealed 13 illegal gas skids in Ijebu-Ode, for operating without State government approval.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development,Tpl Olatunji Odunlami disclosed this to newsmen in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, saying the skids were sealed during monitoring and enforcement exercise by the Ministry.
Odunlami said the ministry had commenced a total clampdown on illegal gas skids, who do not have government approval to ensure the safety of gas users and to forestall the possible outbreak of fire incidents in the State.
Odunlami further said that government would not fold its hands and watch the State been destroyed by carelessness of the operators, who are in the habit of building gas skids, close to residential areas without due process.
Speaking after the exercise, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Physical Planning and Urban Development,Tpl. Tunde Olugbewesa advised those operating gas skids within the State, to visit the Ministry or any of its Zonal Town Planning offices nearest to them to obtain approval.
Luke Adebesin & Tosin Koletowo
Press Officer MPP&UD