For the past one month, petroleum products were not supplied to Ekiti State. That followed the state government’s policy on re-certification and siting of filling stations within residential areas.
But the warring parties have now struck a peace deal. At the instance of the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, the petroleum marketers suspended the four-week old strike.
The State Government also agreed to reverse the revocation of some certificates of occupancy of filling stations.
Meanwhile, three weeks after the Petroleum Industry Bill passed first reading on the floor of the house of representatives; the lawmakers have assured that the bill when passed will protect the interest of host communities.
The Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Upstream, Victor Nwokolo, said the bill will be given accelerated hearing.