In the government’s bid to ensure that standard is met at all times before petrol/gas station can be considered for approval, the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development moved to sites to confirm the compatibility of proposed intentions with the existing land-use and environment.

The enforcement squad of the ministry, led by the Honourable Commissioner, Prince Solagbade Amodeni, visited a site intended for a gas station at Ikare to confirm the recommendation status and therein considered it feasible and functional for the proposed intention going by its location on the outskirt of the town. Also the sight is free from built-up environment and does not in anyway pose threat to life, he said.

The team also inspected another existing site at Owo, where the developer who had already been granted approval fora petrol station with an administrative block in the specification of a bungalow, re-applied for a storey-building. The team reconciled the paper presented with the elements of the site and recommended it for approval.

On this note, Amodeni encouraged all developers to always make recourse to the ministry before altering their initial approved plans. This, he concluded, ” is part of the government’s effort to restore sanity to the state and make the environment hazard free”.