By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina
The directives given to members of the Independent Petroleum Markers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) not to sell petroleum products in their filling stations nationwide have been suspended.
The National Chairman of the Association, Alhaji Mohammed Kuluwa said in a statement titled, “Re – Suspension of Service ” that, ” having met with the concerned authority, all filling stations should be open with immediate effect continue selling.”
He said, “while the association continues with further consultation and accordingly keep you inform.”
Earlier, a directive was handed out by IPMAN and published by New Nigerian with the heading, “More Trouble For Nigerians As IPMAN Orders Members To Suspend Selling Of Petroleum Products”.
It read, “Nigerians may be heading for another round of hardship, as the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members to suspend selling of the petroleum products at all filling stations in the country.
“A statement by the National Chairman of the Association, Alhaji Mohammed Kuluwa made available to the New Nigerian in Katsina yesterday, also directed the Petroleum Marketers to suspend Payment of ordering Product from the source until further notice.
“Alhaji Mohammed Kuluwa explained that, the suspension followed the critical situation as it affects their sourcing and selling of product at lost.
“Alhaji Kuluwa emphasized the action of the authority to impose the selling of the Product at a lost price on their side”.
The latest statement has however, put to rest the suspension of services.