Mrs. Olabisi Oyediji, wife of the immediate past Seriki of Ibadanland, late Chief Adebayo Oyediji has advised governor Seyi Makinde of the state, the state commissioner of Police, Adebola Hamzat to order demolition of some illegal structures in her petroleum station.
She noted that this is necessary so as to avoid another disaster in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
Oyediji made these declarations while addressing a press conference in Ibadan on Tuesday.
Some explosive devices exploded at Dejo Oyelese close, Bodija Housing Estate in Ibadan two weeks ago.
Chief Adebayo Oyediji who was the head of the Seriki in the Olubadan chieftaincy lines died in 2018.
The wife of the former Seriki has however enjoined the governor, the CP and other stakeholders in the state to order demolition of some illegal structures in her petroleum station, Debistol petroleum station located at Akobo area of Ibadan.
Oyediji while addressing journalists at the press conference held at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) explained that the man whom she leased the petroleum station to, Omoniyi Olusegun, has erected some structures over the underground tanks in the petroleum station.
She said that this may lead to explosion if not urgently demolished.
Oyediji while speaking further, appealed to the governor, the commissioner of Police, the Olubadan of Ibadanland and other stakeholders to prevail.
She added that the man has erected some structures which are not allowed in a petroleum station.
She said that all efforts to ensure that the strictures are demolished have been fruitless.
She urged the governor, the CP, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and other stakeholders to intervene to avoid another disaster in the ancient city.
“I have tried my best. I have informed the town planning, they came but did not do anything. I have informed the police, nothing good has come out. That is why I am addressing this press conference today.
“I want the governor to intervene in this matter. I want the Olubadan of Ibadanland to intervene. The man I leased my petroleum station to in 2018 has erected some structures over the underground tanks. This is dangerous. I can’t sleep in my house again. I have been threatened over my property. I want the governor to intervene. It is dangerous to erect structures when there is an underground tanks.
“The person I leased the petroleum station to has erected some structures such as eatery and a Suya stand. It is very dangerous to erect structures when there is an underground tanks. How can they be seeling Suya at a petroleum station? It can lead to explosion. And I want to protect the name of my husband. My husband is the former Seriki of Ibadanland”.