Ijegun-Egba Tankfarm Owners and Operators Association on Sunday said their members were duly licensed and authorized by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to operate Petroleum Storage Facilities (Tankfarms) at Ijegun.
Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning, Hon Idris Salako at the Stakeholders Meeting on Friday, 20th September, 2020 said members of Ijegun-Egba Tankfarm Owners and Operators Association were operating illegally in Lagos State.
He had added that they did not pay taxes, charges or fees to the State Government.
The Commissioner also threatened to immediately shut down Tankfarms.
But in a statement, Secretary of the group, Barrister Eshiet E. Eshiet said their members had all requisite permits, licenses from all appropriate agencies of government to construct, own and operate tankfarms, as well as engage in oil marketing and petroleum product distribution operations.
Eshiet also stated that their member companies had their facilities mostly on the shoreline of the Ojo Creek Channel, with a considerable distance to community houses and were granted title by the Land registry, Federal Ministry of Lands and Housing to use the same for industrial and/or commercial purposes.
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