Residents of Ekiti erupted in jubilation on Sunday following the decision of oil marketers to resume supply of petroleum to the state.
This is the outcome of a peace meeting brokered by Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, between his Ekiti counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, and leaders of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers at the Government House, Osogbo, Osun State capital.
The decision to resume lifting and sale of petroleum was stated in a communique made available to journalists on Sunday, and signed by the Governor Aregbesola, Governor Fayose, NUPENG General Secretary, Joseph Ogbebor; IPMAN, Zonal Chairman, Alhaji Debo Ahmed and PTD NUPENG National Vice Chairman, Solomon Kilanko.
The meeting agreed that An ad hoc committee be constituted to fashion out in clear terms the conditions and guidelines for the establishment and operations of filling stations in Ekiti State;
The committee comprising representatives of Ekiti State Government and oil and gas stakeholders shall commence work on Wednesday.