The Environmental Department of Oshodi-Isolo Local government has sealed off a newly constructed petroleum liquid gas station at 6b Oluyeye street in Mafoluku as a result of non- compliance with the Environmental /Public health dictates by the Gas station.
The supervisor of the station was unable to provide some vital documents in regards to the approval of the premises and this led to the sealing off of the gas station but he has promised to visit the Local Government with all the documents in the custody of the owner of the station.
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This led to the immediate halt of all activities on the premise.
The HOD of the Environmental Services of the Local Government Sanitarian, Akeem Adeoye said the action was taken in the interest of public health and safety.
“We are not doing this against anybody but we must act accordingly and for the benefit of the people of the local government”, he said.
He further, used the medium to warn liquid petroleum gas retailers to comply with regulations and safety precautions which includes having approved fire extinguisher, spacious environment to avoid combustion, etc in other to save the community from the fire incident.
He said the Local Government Environmental Services would soon be out to prosecute those who have turned the environment into the illegal market, automobile workshops, and parks.
He appeals to people to stop converting a residential building in the community into commercial outlets such as Gas stations as most of it negates the safety and well-being of the people.
He enjoined everyone to maintained a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment especially as the community moves into the rainy season and people should not hesitate to report anyone or group of people who violates the environmental regulations to the local government authority.
“Hon. Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyoh administration Ariyoh has placed a high premium on the security and health of the residents”, he added.
Hon.Yussuf Adesanya Special adviser environment and Hon. Rasheed Obasa leader Oshodi-Isolo Legislature were part of those that inspected the gas station on behalf of the local government.