IPMAN shuts operations in Anambra over demolished fuel stations


Petroleum marketers in Anambra State have shut their filling stations in protest for the demolition of a member’s property by the state government.


The marketers, under the aegis of Independent Petroleum Marketers  Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), said a filling station belonging to Chipet Petroleum on Azikiwe Avenue, Fegge in Onitsha, was demolished by Anambra Government for alleged improper siting without compensation to the owner.

There was total compliance in Awka as filling stations in the capital city were closed, on Wednesday.

There was also panic buying of petroleum products on Tuesday night as customers scrambled in last minute rush to avoid being caught in the face off.

One of the marketers who did not mention his name, said the destroyed property passed through all the legal and approval processes, including the Certificate of Occupancy (C 0f O).

He said all efforts through letters of conciliation to get Anambra State Government to compensate the owner had met the brick wall The marketer said the Enugu Depot IPMAN, had decided to shut down operations of their members in Anambra in solidarity with Chipet Petroleum.

Chief Cletus Obiokafor, Chairman of petroleum dealers in Anambra confirmed the protest by members, saying it was the decision of the Enugu Depot of IPMAN.

Obiokafor said he could not say when the face off will end.

Reacting, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment in the state said efforts were on to resolve the impasse as officials of the state and leadership of IPMAN would meet on the matter.

IPMAN shuts operations in Anambra over demolished fuel stations IPMAN shuts operations in Anambra over demolished fuel stations Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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