The ban imposed in 2017 on the construction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) stations has been lifted.
The decision was arrived at Cabinet’s 35th sitting held yesterday, Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
The lifting of the ban comes in the wake of a strike action declared by Tanker Drivers and LPG Marketing Companies over the issue.
In a statement, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) said, “Cabinet has granted a special dispensation to allow the completion of the construction of stranded LPG stations across the country”.
It further asked all Oil Marketing Companies and LPG companies to begin processes for approval.
“We are therefore requesting all OMCs/LPGMCs who were affected by this directive to resubmit their applications to the Authority”, the statement further added.