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.
The marketers gave the commendation in a statement issued by their National Secretary, Alhaji Danladi Passali, after the National Executive Meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.
Okoronkwo said: “With time, people will begin to see what we have achieved. Our duty is to ensure that there is a level playing field where everyone will be able to access the products without any problems
Pasali said IPMAN was willing to continue to work with government to ensure availability of products in the country. He said: “We have foreign investors that we work with
The statement quoted Muhammad as saying that the setting up of the committee followed the meeting between the Minister and IPMAN toward ending the crisis in the Association
Its Chairman, Chief Ikechukwu Nwankwo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka, the Anambra State capital, that the planned showdown was to protest the incessant harassment of the members by the officials of the DPR