Fayose Blasts Petrol Dealers ;I Still Maintain MY Position On Revocation
March 21, 2017
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has declared that the
position of the state government regarding the operations and location
of petrol stations in the state remains unchanged.
He maintained that the government will continue to withdrawal the
certificates of occupancy of every filling station built in
The governor stated this in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday while reacting to the
decision of petrol dealers in the state to suspend their two-day
The dealers had shut their stations , on Monday, to protest
government policies concerning their operations, particularly the
withdrawal of the Certificates of Occupancy of every filling station
built in residential areas.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the
governor said his administration would not succumb to subtle blackmail
and stick to policies aimed at protecting the lives and properties of
the people of the state.
“If they like, let them go on with their strike. We won’t compromise
standards. We won’t also allow anybody to jeopardize the lives and
properties of our people under the guise of conducting their own
businesses. The other time we made our stance known on the herdsmen’s
menace, we all saw the results”.
“Filling stations located in residential areas won’t be allowed to
function. Some petrol stations under construction in locations not
approved will be taken over by the government,” he said.
The governor later visited one of such fuel stations that is being
converted to a car park in Okeyinmi area of Ado-Ekiti.
The Secretary of the Petrol Dealers Association in the state, Alhaji suleiman
Akinbami however clarified newsmen in Ado Ekiti that the strike was
merely suspended but not totally called- off.
According to him, the latest development was informed by the need to
accord respect to top traditional rulers as well as elders who
intervened in the matter.
But with Governor Ayodele Fayose maintaining his stance ,hands are folded waiting for what will happen next.