The Lagos State Government has given Tank Farm Operators one week to commence the process of regularising their facilities by filling the application for Planning Permit.
This directive was given by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako at a meeting with Tank Farm Operators at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja on Tuesday.
The Commissioner observed that only 8 out of the 41 Tank Farms existing in the State had Planning Permits authorising their establishments.
According to him, most of the Tank Farms in the State had been operating illegally and in variance with Section 27 of the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA)and Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) regulations 2019, which stipulates that anyone who built in Lagos State without Planning Permit commits an offence liable to enforcement, imposition of Penal fees or removal of structure.
He emphasised that any Tank Farm that failed to start the process of regularisation of its facility after one week would face serious sanctions.
“Considering the importance of the activities of the Tank Farms to the economy of the country, it is partinent that they embrace best practices and operate in the most friendly manner to the host communities” he stated.