Because of the fuel scarcity, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN. says the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. NNPCL has allocated petrol to its members directly.
Mr Chinedu Okoronkwo, the National President of IPMAN, confirmed on Tuesday in Lagos after the IPMAN NEC meeting with NNPCL retail management Okoronkwo said the order was directed after a close door meeting of IPMAN executive and NNPCL management.
He said the meeting resolved that IPMAN members should load petrol at NIPCO, MRS and other loading depots.
He said the NNPCL management had confirmed that the product had been released to the depots for immediate loading by IPMAN members to reduce the fuel scarcity pressure.
He said IPMAN members were encouraged to upgrade their POS to G4 or G5 for payment efficiency. According to him, “Members without POS are also advised to acquire it for efficiency.
“The arrangement was in collaboration with NNPCL Retails Ltd. and IPMAN. “IPMAN Members are advised to open up their stations and start selling to the public nationwide.”
Okoronkwo said IPMAN was a responsible association with over 85 per cent filling stations across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria.
He added that lPMAN would in a few days also massively load at NIPCO and MRS depots for South West and North West parts of the country.
Okoronkwo enjoined members who had made payments to commence loading petrol from the designated depots.
Addressing the fuel scarcity challenge attracted the National President of IPMAN, Chinedu Okoronkwo, the Chairman of BOT, IPMAN, Alhaji Abdulkardir Aminu and other executive committee members of IPMAN.
He said Mr Adeyemi Adetunji, the Executive Vice President of Downstream, Mr Lawal Sade, the Managing Director of NNPCL Trading and Mr Huub Stokman, Managing Director, of NNPC Retail Ltd were also in attendance.