By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Government has warned residents against the breaking of seals placed on any property by government institutions, as a result of enforcement exercise.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, TPL. Tunji Odunlami who gave the warning after enforcement carried out at Ilishan, Remo, said anyone caught indulging in the act, would face the wrath of the law.
Odunlami affirmed that the placement of seals on buildings, be it residential or commercial, means the owner of such buildings must have contravened the law, saying the act of sealing up properties is a regulatory procedure taken after necessary notices had been served.
He described the removal of seal by a petrol filling station at Ilishan and some gas outlets, as an effrontery on government and illegal act that would no longer be tolerated by the agency.
He enjoined members of the public to cooperate with the State government, by reporting cases of such violations to the nearest Zonal Town Planning office.
In his remark, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Tunde Olugbewesa advised operators of illegal filling stations within the State, to visit any Zonal Town Planning office in the Local Government of operation, to get necessary approvals.