DELTA GOVT SUSPENDS APPLICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF GAS PLANTS

Written by on February 15, 2021

FOLLOWING THE GAS EXPLOSION THAT HAPPENED IN AGBOR, HEADQUARTERS OF IKA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE, THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED SUSPENSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PETROL/GAS STATIONS, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM/GAS PLANTS AND OTHER ASSOCIATED BUSINESSES IN THE STATE.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SUSPENSION IS CONTAINED IN A STATEMENT SIGNED AND RELEASED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT, CHIEDU EBIE, SECRETARY TO WHO STRESSED THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR THE INFORMATION AND STRICT GUIDANCE OF ALL CONCERNED AS ANY BREACH OF THIS DIRECTIVE WILL BE MET WITH STIFF SANCTIONS.

ACCORDING TO THE STATEMENT, FRESH APPLICATIONS PERTAINING TO THE SPATIAL LOCATION AND BUILDING OF PETROL/GAS STATIONS, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM/GAS PLANTS AND ASSOCIATED BUSINESSES SHALL HENCEFORTH BE SUBJECT TO A JOINT CERTIFICATION DULY ISSUED BY THE MINISTRIES OF ENVIRONMENT; LANDS AND SURVEYS; OIL AND GAS AS WELL AS THE DELTA STATE FIRE SERVICE.


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