By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowoopejo
lagos—THE Lagos State Government has placed embargo on approval for construction of filling stations in all parts of the State till further notice, while a definite action will soon be taken on indiscriminate construction of event centres across the State, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowose has said.
Anifowose, who said this yesterday, at the ongoing Ministerial Press briefing in Alausa as part of activities marking the second-year anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration, said government had resolved not to grant construction permit for filling stations pending the inventory of existing ones.
Responding to issue of oil spillage in Alimosho, Anifowose said the decision of government was necessary in view of the need to take proper inventory of the existing filling stations with the view to determining those that should be removed, all in a bid to ensure public safety.
The Commissioner also said aside the fact that government has paid compensation on properties demolished for right of way for major projects, efforts are also ongoing to relocate Computer Village in Ikeja to world class ICT Park, Katangowa in Agbado/Oke-Odo, while efforts are in top gear to relocate Mile 12 Market to Imota and Okobaba Sawmill to Agbowa.
To clamp down on hotel owners, others over non-registration
Meantime, the state government on Monday urged hotel and club owners to voluntarily register with it to facilitate the ongoing classification and grading of hotels or risk their businesses being shut down.
The State’s Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon Adebimpe Akinsola, who said this at the ongoing Ministerial Press Briefing in Alausa as part of activities marking the second-year anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration, said it was important for the practitioners in the sector to key into the vision of the present government to scale up the tourism potentials of the State.
…seals church for contravention
Also, the state government has approved the sealing of a Lekki based Church, This Present House, for constructing without title documents and requisite building permit in contravention of the Lagos State Regional and Urban Planning Law 2010.
In a statement issued yesterday by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowose said the government stated that it would not fold its arms and watch a brazen contravention of the law. That could result in endangering the lives and property of residents.
The Commissioner explained that the said church has no Planning Permit to embark on such a massive