The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has appealed to the Inspector-General of Police to provide adequate protection for its members as they plan to start selling fuel for 24 hours.
IPMAN’s President, Chief Chinedu Okoronkwo made the appeal in an interview on Monday in Abuja. He said the appeal had become necessary following the unions directive to its members to sell fuel for 24 hours to clear the queues that had persisted across the country.
“We were not part of the strike that gave birth to the scarcity but we have taken the measure because when the system is burnt all other parts of the body will be affected,” Okoronkwo said.
“Major marketers, transporters, owners and drivers, in one way or the other had issues to resolve.
“If this thing persists, we will all suffer; we may not even be able to pay our workers, but we are happy that the whole issue has been resolved.
“We have directed our members to service the nation 24 hours.
“We are only appealing to the police to provide adequate security for our members to protect them from hoodlums as they have started dispensing to motorists,” he said.