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 Wednesday by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, at a meeting with tank farm operators at Alausa, Ikeja.
The commissioner observed that only eight 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 at 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, the imposition of Penal fees or removal of the structure. (ThisDay)