Ekiti Kero-Direct scheme which was recently flagged-off by Governor Kayode Fayemi has now covered 14 of the 16 local Government Areas of the state.
The Director General of the Ekiti State Enterprise Development, Mr Seyi Ayeleso who made this known in Ado-Ekiti noted that the scheme was put in place to improve the social life and well-being of the people of the state.
Ayeleso noted that the kero-Direct scheme was one of the social security programmes of the present-administration aimed at alleviating the hardship of the masses in the state as a result of high cost of kerosene which has brought back the old culture of cooking with firewood in some homes.
He disclosed that the Administration of Governor Fayemi has purchased three tankers that would regularly supply the product to the three senatorial Districts of the state so that the people in the grassroots would benefit from the scheme.
According to Mr Ayeleso , government sells the product at the controlled price of 50 Naira per litre as against 130 Naira litre which many filling stations in the state sell the product.
He pointed out under the kero-Direct scheme, every individual has the opportunity of buying a maximum of ten litres at a point adding that the multiplier effect of the scheme would soon be felt in all towns and villages in the state.
Ayeleso called on the people to embrace the initiative of the government to make life comfortable to all and sundry in the state.
Last modified: June 28, 2012