ollowing directives to its members in Borno and Oyo States to shut down fuelling stations, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has made a u-turn.
Recall that the Borno and Oyo States chapters of IPMAN had directed members to shut down their fuelling stations while ordering members to stop buying products from source.
However, in a retraction Borno IPMAN Chairman, Mohammed Kuluwu stated: “Having met with the concerned authority, all filling stations should open with immediate effect.
“Continue selling while the association continues with further consultation and accordingly keep you informed”.
Meanwhile, IPMAN’s National Controller of Operations, Mike Osatuyi described the memo to members, which emanated from the IPMAN Borno chapter, asking all its members in the State to suspend services, as a wrong move.
“Fake news. Bad eggs and sabotage,” Osatuyi said while speaking with The PUNCH on Tuesday over the phone.
Also, the National President of IPMAN, Elder Chinedu Okonkwo when contacted said Kuluwu should not have issued the statement credited to him.
“He should not have issued the statement. In fact, he has retracted it,” Okonkwo said.
Recall that on Sunday, the IPMAN’s Public Relations Officer, Ibadan Depot, Mojeed Adesope was said to have also issued a similar statement ordering IPMAN’s members in Oyo State to stop buying products and shut down their stations.