The South East region may soon witness scarcity of petrol following a new directive the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has issued its members.
IPMAN leadership has directed its members to withdraw their services from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) loading depot in Enugu.
This directive was given by the National President of IPMAN, Alhaji Sanusi Fari, in a statement on Thursday, in Enugu.
According to Fari, the directive was in response to an alleged attack and invasion of the IPMAN secretariat in the Enugu depot, on Thursday, by men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
He said that the invasion and attack were carried out with impunity and against a subsisting court order.
“Sequel to this ugly development, the National Executive Committee of IPMAN has resolved and directed the withdrawal of our services at Enugu loading depot with immediate effect.
“This will stop our services to members of the public in Enugu, Anambra, and Ebonyi from Sept. 17 until the police illegality is reversed,” Fari said.
Recall that the South East region had been battling with an acute shortage of petroleum products, following a strike by petroleum tanker drivers in the area.
Due to the situation, the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the area had increased as a litre currently sells between N250 and N300 in most petrol stations.
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