The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged Nigerians not to entertain any fears about fuel scarcity as its members have no plan to proceed on strike.
The National Secretary of IPMAN, Mr Chidi Nnubia made the clarification in a statement on Monday in Akwa on behalf of the organization’s national president, Alhaji Sanusi Fari.
The statement comes as a reaction to an earlier threat by IPMAN National Public Relation Officer, Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, who said the association would go on strike and shut fuel stations nationwide beginning from Tuesday because the police laid siege on its secretariat.
Suleiman who called for an end to what he terms impunity by some security agents alleged that some police officers laid siege on IPMAN’s National Secretariat last Friday for undisclosed reasons.
But IPMAN’s National President has told members of the public to disregard the threat by Sulieman and desist from engaging in panic buying of petroleum products.
“We wish to inform the general public that our members have no plans to shut down any petrol station in the country as there is no reason to take such action.
“Our members are directed to disregard a publication by some persons whose stock in trade is to sabotage the efforts of the Federal Government and the PPMC to provide uninterrupted supply of petroleum products nationwide.
“We ask the general public to ignore any information emanating from any unscrupulous individuals attempting to hijack the association for their selfish and profiteering adventure.
“Those individuals lack the capacity to call off our services as they are illegally parading themselves as officers of the association in total disregard and disobedience of a Supreme Court judgment of Dec. 14, 2018.
“We enjoin the public to go about their normal activities as we continue to support the Federal Government through the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and NNPC to ensure availability of petroleum products across the country,’’ Fari said in the statement.
Source: Naija News