Ekiti State government has stopped Petrol Stations located within residential areas from further dispensing petrol. The petrol stations are to henceforth, sell diesel and kerosene only.
The State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose gave the directive as a result of the fire outbreak today, at the Strive Energy Petrol Station, Ijigbo roundabout in Ado Ekiti, the State capital.
Fayose’s wife, Feyisetan clocks 53 today.
Mr Fayose, who rushed to the scene of the fire outbreak and promptly mobilised men of the State Fire Service to put out the fire described the inccidence as unfortunate.
He added that government would take far reaching decisions to avert future recurrence.
The fire incidence, which spread from the petrol station to the nearby Mugbagba areas of the town before it was put out destroyed properties worth millions of naira but no life was lost.