In its determination to enhance compliance to physical and urban plans of Ondo State, the state government has directed all owners of gas stations/skids to comply with the state government Physical Planning rules and operating guidelines.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Prince Solagbade Amodeni gave this directive while playing host to members of the state chapter of the Association of Gas Plant owners in his office in Akure.
Prince Amodeni noted that though siting of gas plants would create employment opportunities for the people, he said this should be done in conformity with all standards and requirement of Physical Planning rules, saying that the present administration would not compromise flouting the laws of the land.
He reiterated government’s stand not to allow gas skid and any additional petrol station along Arakale road.
Speaking earlier, Mr Wale Ogunmade who spoke on behalf of the association, appreciated the government’s effort to rid the state of substandard gas skids in the nooks crannies of the state, which according to him has constituted risk of lives and properties to the people in recent times.
He expressed the association’s opposition to the proliferation of gas stations in residential areas where fire hydrants are not available and the only fire station in the state capital may not be within range of the stations thereby, endangering the lives of people.
Mr Ogunmade said that with the present administration’s quest for integrity and conformity, what operates now will be a total departure from the past.