COMMUNIQUÉ ARISING FROM THE RECONCILIATORY MEETING BETWEEN THE EKITI STATE GOVERNMENT AND OIL AND GAS STAKEHOLDERS BROKERED BY THE STATE GOVERNOR OF OSUN, OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA, HELD AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, OSOGBO ON JUNE 4, 2017.
Following disputations on modalities for establishing and operating filling stations in Ekiti State between the government and independent oil marketers which led to face off culminating in the suspension of the lifting and sale of petroleum products in Ekiti State, a reconciliatory meeting held today June 4, 2017, at the Government House, Osogbo, resolved as follows:
1. 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;
2. The committee comprising representatives of Ekiti State Government and oil and gas stakeholders shall commence work on Wednesday 7th June, 2017;
3. In the spirit of reconciliation, Ekiti State Government agreed to pleas for reversal of the revocation of some Certificates of Occupancy of landed properties on which filling stations are built, except the ones on waterways, canals and where there is no justification for such revocation;
4. In that same spirit, the government agreed to stop further demolitions pending the outcome of the committee’s report; and
5. Consequently, the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and other related oil and gas unions hereby suspend the industrial action embarked upon by their members, with immediate effect.
Ekiti State Governor, His Excellency, Dr Peter Ayodele Fayose
State Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola
NUPENG, General Secretary, Joseph Ogbebor
IPMAN, Zonal Chairman, Alhaji Debo Ahmed
PTD NUPENG, National Vice Chairman, Comrade Solomon Kilanko