Debt: Fuel Scarcity Looms As IPMAN Threatens To Shut Down Operations In Anambra

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Members of Independent Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria in Anambra State, have threatened to shut down operations on August 25 across the state.

The impending strike is in solidarity with Siluch Oil and Gas Limited, an IPMAN member, being owed N13.6 million for petroleum products it supplied to Transport Company of Anambra State since 2017.

IPMAN had on August 4, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the state government, to pay off the debt, and also address other issues raised by the association.

Speaking to newsmen on Sunday in Awka, Mr Chinedu Anayaso, Chairman of IPMAN, Enugu Depot, said the shutdown would be total until all conditions were met.

Anayaso said apart from the debt payment, his members were resisting any form of tax/levy increase by the government, as the economy did not currently support such additional burden on businesses.

“We are counting days, we have not seen anything that shows that the state government is treating our letter to them with the seriousness it deserves.

“We expect that they pay the young man his money, withdraw all cases against our members for refusing to pay the levies we did not agree on, and revert to the annual unified levy we reached an agreement on,” he said.

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