The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria said it has called off the suspension notice earlier sent to its members following an amicable resolution of the issues of contention.
The association had earlier on Monday sent out a notice to its members, directing them to suspend the sale of petrol and to shut all their filling stations.
AmBusiness reported that the development was confirmed in a statement dated February 6, 2023, and signed by Mohammed Kuluwu, chairman of IPMAN, in Maiduguri, Borno State, the marketers were also ordered to suspend the payment of ordering products from the source until further notice.
However, the association told our correspondent in a phone conversation that the issues have been resolved and its members have been told to resume operations.
Also, the spokesman of IPMAN in Maiduguri, Borno State, where the suspension notice emanated from, Abdulkadir Mustapha, said, “Yes, the suspension notice is confirmed as genuine but we have already resolved the issue and directed all the members to start dispensing fuel since an hour ago.”
Speaking further to Leadership, Mustapha said, “the critical situation as it affects our sourcing and selling of product at lose and the action of the authority to impose the selling of product at a losing price on our side.”
However, in a new statement signed by Kuluwa and dated February 7, 2023, IPMAN further confirmed the suspension.
“Having met with the concerned authority. all filling stations should open with immediate effect and continue selling. While the association continue with further consultation and accordingly keep you informed,” it read.
See the updated circular below: