Kwara de­mol­ishes 2 petrol sta­tions in Ilorin

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The Kwara State govern­ment yes­ter­day de­mol­ished two petrol sta­tions within Ilorin me­trop­o­lis for build­ing with­out ap­proval.

The de­mo­li­tion was car­ried out by the state Town Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment Author­ity (KTPDA).

One of the sta­tions was sit­u­ated on wa­ter­way near the Kuntu Bridge, while the other was di­rectly op­po­site the Ala­wonla Com­pound, Okelele.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary of KTPDA, Mr Raimi Adeoti, who led the de­mo­li­tion team, said the struc­tures would ham­per the free flow of wa­ter and en­dan­ger the lives of people liv­ing around the area, adding that KTPDA took the ac­tion to save lives and property.

The scribe warned that the author­ity would con­tinue to de­stroy il­le­gal struc­tures, es­pe­cially those on roads to al­low free flow of traf­fic.

“It is dan­ger­ous to build on side­walks. Govern­ment is de­ter­mined to en­force town plan­ning reg­u­la­tions to save lives and property’’, he said.

Adeoti added that the author­ity has marked some struc­tures for de­mo­li­tion and given the own­ers ad­e­quate no­tice to re­move them for con­tra­ven­ing town plan­ning law. (NAN)

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