EDSG seals over 14 unapproved gas stations and buildings in central Edo – Nigerian Observer
The Edo State Government has sealed off over 14 retail gas stations, residential and commercial buildings in Uromi and Ekpoma, the administrative headquarters of the Northeast and West Esan Local Government Areas state for violating planning laws.
The exercise which was conducted on Tuesday by a team from the Development Control and Enforcement Department, Ministry of Land, Urban and Regional Development, Edo State, was led by Mr. Henry Enabulele, Director of Development Control and Enforcement of the Ministry.
The structures concerned are Graceland Hotel & Suites, Ogah Retail Gas station, NA Godsco Retail Gas Station, Sweet Mother Furniture Showroom, Idogen Retail Gas Station, Homix Retail Gas station, uder construction Hotel Building, proposed residential buildings and Rain Oil Retail Gas Station.
An unnamed bakery along Ogboni Road, a building blocking the right-of-way on Uwenebo Street, an Otailo Retail petrol station, a palm oil factory, a welding factory, all in Uromi, also received infringement notices.
While in Ekpoma, an ongoing lockdown store along the Ekpoma-Auchi highway and a building blocking Old Ojo Street, Uhumudumu were marked for demolition.
Speaking to reporters after the application, town planner Henry Enabulele, said the application was in line with the recent government declaration of Edo State as a planning area.
He revealed that the state government had awarded a contract for the design of the Edo Regional Development Master Plan, hence the need for potential developers to seek advice and obtain construction approval from the ministry. before spending money on unapproved structures.
While maintaining that the execution was carried out after the expiry of the formal notices served on the promoters, Mr. Enabulele however called on the populations to approach the ministry and register their buildings, warning that the offenders would be reprimanded by the intermediary of the law. .