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The Bayelsa State House of Assembly says it is working to put a stop to the incessant building of petrol stations in residential areas in the state capital.


Chairman, House Committee on Information and spokesman of the Assembly, Hon. Tare Porri made this known in a chat with journalists in Yenagoa.


He said the Sixth Assembly is proposing a Bill to check the haphazard building of these stations, that have become an eyesore in the state, endangering lives and properties.


Porri noted that the House, through the Chairman of the Committee on Mineral Resources, is already in touch with stakeholders in that industry on the proposed legislation.


He said, “In the West, you have heard of petrol stations going up in flames but we don’t want that to happen here in Bayelsa and I can assure Bayelsans that in no distant time these issues will be addressed.


“The 2019/2020 legislative year was indeed very trying and when we came into the new legislative year we decided to hit the ground running.


“As you are aware, day before yesterday we had our inaugural sitting for the legislative year, we’ve been able to introduce life transforming bills in the state House of Assembly.


“These are bills that when eventually passed, will attend to the yearnings of our people. What we want from Bayelsans is to be patient with the government”.


The lawmaker also called on Bayelsans with meaningful contributions to always approach the state Assembly as they are eager to serve Bayelsans in line with their aspirations.


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