President Muhammadu Buhari‘s second term bid has been endorsed by the Petroleum Marketers under the aegis of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN).
Speaking on behalf of the group, Chinedu Okoronkwo, the IPMAN national President, thanked the President for his support to the industry.
On why IPMAN endorsed Buhari, the group said Nigeria has not “witnessed the incessant fuel scarcity which had dogged previous administrations” since the President came into office.
Based on this, Okoronkwo said the association was ready to continue to work with the Buhari administration to surmount the remaining issues in the industry.
His words: “Your Excellency we want to thank you immensely for all your support to the oil industry which has made it possible that in the last three years we have not witnessed the incessant fuel scarcity which had dogged previous administrations.
“This is indeed an indication of your managerial capability, sagacity and experience. By virtue of this, I want to assure you our dear President that all members of our great association are solidly behind you – one hundred per cent and are unshaken in our resolve to ensure your re-election.
“In the same vein, we are committed to ensuring that this good work continues as we pledge our own contributions to ensure the continuous free flow and distribution of petroleum products across the country without any hitches.
“It is on record that before your emergence, petroleum products distribution was a big racket riddled with highwire scam and decadent corruption. The perennial fuel scarcity was the noticeable symptom of this malaise.
“But when you came on board that evil network of graft in the sector was dismantled and the nation is better for it as there is unhindered products availability year round. This new working environment is inspiring more investment by IPMAN members and we are further emboldened to establish a refinery in the near future with your support.
“We shall soon furnish your office with detailed presentation of our plans and timelines for the actualisation of this project. We will not forget to thank your Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari for his immense support which has made it possible for the challenges confronting the oil sector to be always addressed and surmounted.
“In closing, our dear President, let me request that you kindly approve that we pay you a congratulatory visit after the election and to formally submit our expansion and energy agenda master plan. Mr President, let me assure you that we are ready to work more closely with you to surmount other hurdles in the industry as we have great confidence in your inspirational leadership,” the statement added.
Source: Naija News