IPMAN suspends planned strike, averts petrol scarcity


The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) yesterday suspended its planned nationwide strike.

This follows the intervention of the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru.Chairman of the IPMAN Committee on forex intervention, products sourcing and distribution, Musa Felande, who spoke after their meeting with the NNPC management in Abuja yesterday, said the meeting in which peace was brokered also addressed all the pending issues concerning the association.

Felande said the meeting resolved n issues relating to products supply, equalization fund, access to forex and pricing of products, which are of interest to IPMAN.

“This is a very remarkable day for IPMAN and the country. We want to let the public know today that IPMAN is now one single group and we are determined to continue to support the government.

“We are calling on all our IPMAN members to go on with the usual supply and distribution of products in their respective stations and retail outlets across the country,’’ Felande said.

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