The Ogun State government has sealed 13 illegal gas outlet in Ijebu-Ode, for operating without approval.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Olatunji Odunlami, disclosed this in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
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He said they were sealed during monitoring and enforcement exercise by the ministry.
Odunlami said the ministry had commenced a total clampdown on illegal gas outlets. He added that the move was to ensure the safety of gas users and to forestall the possible outbreak of fire incidents in the state.
The commissioner further said that government would not fold its hands and watch the state being destroyed by the carelessness of the operators, who are in the habit of building gas skids close to residential areas without due process.
Speaking after the exercise, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tunde Olugbewesa, advised those operating gas skids within the state to visit the ministry or any of its Zonal Town Planning offices nearest to them to obtain approval.