By Monsuru Olowoopejo
Worried by the persistent pollution of their waters, residents of Ibasa/Ijegun Egba community, Lagos, have vowed to set ablaze Tank Farms within the community, until the Federal Government addresses their demands.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that there are about 15 Tank Farms within Ijegun/Ibasa,a river-rine community in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government.
The residents under the aegis of Ibasa/Ijegun Concerned Youth Movement issued the threat in an interview with Saturday Vanguard in the community, lamenting that they had waited for six months to allow the Federal Government through the Department of State Security, DSS, to set up a ‘joint committee’ to resolve the face-off between the host community and the Tank farm owners.
On January 13th, 2016, a meeting between the DSS, the Tank Farms, Omo-Oloko and the host community was held at the DSS head office in Lagos.
After the meeting, a communiqué signed by the parties present, was issued; stating that a joint committee comprising the community representatives and Tank Farm owners be setup to harmonize community demands.