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House of Reps rule out relocation of tank farms from Amuwo-Odofin

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Tank Farms has ruled out plans to relocate tank farms in Satellite Town, Kirikiri and Ijegun-Egba communities in Lagos State.

Furthermore, the committee also appealed to all stakeholders, including operators, regulatory agencies and host communities, to continue to engage themselves harmoniously in order to find solution and common ground to the crisis in the area.

A motion was recently moved on the floor of the House by the representative of Amuwo-Odofin federal constituency, Hon. Oghene Egoh, for the relocation of tank farms in the aforementioned areas to another area in the state.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Lagos recently, the Chairman, House Ad-hoc Committee, Sergius Ogun, said there were obvious questions that the House needed to put before the approving agencies, as “the tank operators have told us that they have done so much for the areas,” adding however that the communities still wanted more Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

The chairman further explained that they had informed the operators to present what they had done so far as CSR, stating that they would also engage the state government over the matter.