IPMAN Makes U-Turn, Gives Members New Directive Over Operations
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Borno State Chapter, has directed its members to immediately reopen all its outlets across the state.
The chairman of the association, Mohammed Kuluwu, made this known in a statement on Tuesday hours after ordering its members to suspend payments for petroleum products and other operations until further notice.
The association said the decision followed the loss being recorded by its members who are being compelled by the government and its agencies to sell petroleum products at certain prices.
“The critical situation as it affects our sourcing and selling of product at a loss, and the action of the authority to impose the selling of product at a loss on our side.
“You are all hereby directed to suspend selling at all filling stations and also suspend payment of ordering products from source until further notice,” the statement said.
But in another statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, the association directed its members in the state to resume operations.
“Having met with the concerned authority, all filling stations should open with immediate effect and continue selling while the association continues with further consultation and accordingly keeps you informed,” the statement said.