Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Ogun Embargoes Filling Stations Construction

Abeokuta — The Ogun State government yesterday disclosed that it had put an embargo on the construction of filling stations across the state in order to reduce the effects of the proliferation of petrol stations and as well avoid what it described as preventable accidents which had led to the loss of lives in the state.

Addressing newsmen yesterday in Abeokuta, the state Commissioner for the newly created Ministry of Physical Planning, Mr. Adebayo Fari, in his address, stated that the government took the step to check the excesses of the oil dealers.

He said: "The state government has put an embargo on the construction of filling stations in the state. If there is any reason for anyone to build it later, such a person has to convince the government before such approval can be given.

" The decision was takento forestall fire disaster, in the state."

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