Olufemi Adewole, Executive Secretary, Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria, said in a statement in Lagos that offers by government failed to meet the legitimate demands of the association.
It also said in a statement by its National Secretary, Alhaji Danladi Pasali, in Abuja on Wednesday, that the threat was an attempt to disrupt the relative peace in the downstream oil sector.
The IPMAN chairman in the state, Alhaji Bashir Dan-Malam, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Tuesday.
The Department of Petroleum Resources has appealed to members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria in Cross River not to take advantage of the festive period to hike pump prices.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the National Coordinator of BCO, Alhaji Pasali Danladi, on Saturday in Lagos and made available to newsmen.
Alhaji Debo Ahmed, Chairman Western Zone, IPMAN, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos against the backdrop of some moribund depots.
IPMAN had directed members to close their outlets across the state on Wednesday to protest the demolition of a member’s filling stations by the Anambra government over alleged wrong site of the outlets.
Petroleum marketers in Anambra have shut their filling stations in protest for the demolition of a member’s property by the state government.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has called on the National Assembly to expedite the passage of the Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill to attract investments to the oil and gas sector.
Alhaji Debo Ahmed, the Chairman, Western Zone of IPMAN, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the refinery would address the lingering crisis of importing refined products into the country.
Alhaji Ayo Alanamu, Chairman of the depots, made the commendations in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos.
Chief Ikechukwu Nwankwo, Chairman of IPMAN, Enugu Chapter, lamented the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Awka.
The Chairman of Board of Trustees of the IPMAN, Alhaji Aminu Abdulkadir, made this known in Abuja on Sunday when he responded to questions on the resurfacing of petrol queues in filling stations in Abuja and environs.
Abdulkadir, who was one of the participants at the recent meeting of critical stakeholders in the nation’s oil sector, said the demolition of the retail outlets had become necessary to ensure availability of the products.
The marketers under the aegis of IPMAN and DAPPMA told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that this was against the backdrop of fuel hike and frequent scarcity in the country.
Addressing newsmen, the National President of IPMAN, Chinedu Okoronkwo, who made this known, appealed to the National Assembly for the speedy passage of the bill.
He also called for the re-introduction of major marketers to take charge of all fuel distribution and supply to motorists across the country.
It appealed to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to rehabilitate all the moribund storage facilities within the depots, which make up the Western Zone to enhance effective distribution of petroleum products.