Onitsha residents protest construction of gas/petrol station in residential area
Appeals to Soludo to intervene
Residents and landlords in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, have protested building a liquefied petroleum gas/petrol station in their residential area by Pillars Energy Ltd.
About 70 residents living at Creek Road, Gunning Street, as well as others living at Arondizogu Street, Fegge, Onitsha, have appealed to the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to intervene and stop the construction, as well as investigate its approval.
In a protest letter addressed to the governor, the residents queried why any official could have given the licence and approval to site such project, which could cause calamity in the area.
The protest letter was also copied to the Chairman, Anambra State Urban Development Board (ASUDEB), the state Commissioner for Environment, Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Anambra State Physical Planning Authority, the Director/Chief Fire Office, Anambra State Fire Service, and the Coordinator, Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) zonal office, Awka.