By Emmanuel Daudu, Abuja
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has disassociated itself from individuals harassing oil marketers and intimidating members at loading depots & highways,
alleging that they are Consultants for the purposes of luring them to pay illegal levy to them on behalf of IPMAN.
According to a statement signed and issued by the National President, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Alhaji Debo Ahmed, at the early hours of today, Thursday 18 August 2022, said, IPMAN debunks employment of Consultants to Collect Illegal monies from members either at the depot or high ways, stating that they are illegally perpetrating the act.
Stating further, “kindly ignore them and do not pay any money in whatever guise to them as no authorization has been issued to this effect.
“Moreover, IPMAN is not known to be using Consultants to harass & intimidate its own members. The association is to protect the interests of members, business & welfare. The Consultants are illegal and be treated as such.
“Security agencies are hereby placed on alert to avert any crisis that may likely lead to the breakdown of law and order which is capable of causing scarcity of petroleum products across the country”, he added.