The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr.Olawale Oluwo told the residents of Ibassa Ijegun Egba, in Ojoo Local Government Area that the government is planning to build fire station and other facilities for their community.
Oluwo stated this during the inspection of Stallionaire depots and other depots located at Ijegun Ibassa Egba with the official of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Lagos.
According to the Commissioner, Ijegun Egba community has become known for petroleum activity because of the presence of more than 10 tank farms in the area.
He said his Ministry would look at the safety, security and environmental hazard that this would cause the residents.
“I am still coming back to this community, but this time I will be here with works Ministry, Environmental Ministry, the fire service men and other.
“We will check on how the government will assist the resident in the provision of good road, building of fire service station and the safety of the residents because they are paying their taxes.
“I will bring in more Ministry to the community to see how they can help to develop this community.
“The location of these depots have impacted negative on their living and the government cannot continue to watch them.
“We will ensure that their safety is guaranteed and make sure that all their roads are reconstructed,” he said.
However, Mr Wole Ayosoyoye, the Zonal Operations Controller, DPR, urged tank farm operators to maintain safety and security of their depots during and after operations.
Ayosoyoye said the fire incident at Stallionaire depot on January 24, was very unfortunate.
He said that it was quick intervention of the state fire service and other relevant agencies that saved the situation from escalating further.
The Controller said that the department would begin cluster monitoring of depots in Lagos to ensure they observe the safety measure according to the department.
Ayosoyoye said that the department had set up an inquest to know the cause of the incident, adding that the inquest would give the measure to take on the depot.
Meanwhile, the inspection of the depots in
Meanwhile, out of 12 depots in the area, only two depots had petroleum product.
Only Emadeb and First Royal were loading trucks while other were still expecting petrol from NNPC.
Mr John Okwuede, the Operations Manager said they received 30million litre from PPMC on Feb.2, and they had just 11 million litres left.
Okwuede said they were expecting more product from the corporation before the week ends.
Mr Laoye Olawuyi, the Operation Manager, First Royal said the company had over 12 million litres petroleum out of the 30 million supplied the company by PPMC.
However, Mr Lukman Usman, the Operations Manager, at A.A Rano appealed to NNPC to give supply to the company.
Usman said his team had been idle since five days ago because there was no supply from the corporation.
He said if the supply was not forth-coming it may result to scarcity of the product.