The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Ore Depot, in Ondo State, has promised to normalise fuel prices in Ondo, Ekiti and Osun states
The newly inaugurated Chairman of the Association, Mr. Bayo Olowokere, who disclosed this on Wednesday, while addressing journalists at the inauguration of the association’s executives in Odigbo Local Government Areas of the state, said fuel scarcity in the three states would be the first on his priority.
He said: “We have a lot of things we are lacking. We have problem of non-availability of fuel at the depot. Marketers are not well coordinated. Fuel scarcity is one of the important issues that I need to address as fast as possible.
“Since I assumed office, I have made efforts to meet with the Chief of Staff to the President, Brig-Gen. Jones Arogbofa (rtd). But unfortunately, our efforts have not yielded fruits. However, I’m going to make sure that Ore depot receives fuel so that this issue of fuel scarcity can be laid to rest.
“My advice to members is to cooperate with us. I also use this opportunity to tell the public that the fuel they are selling above the approved price is not their making.
“We are making a good arrangement so that as soon as possible the price will go back to the normal price of N87. People should bear with us. As soon as possible, I will make my best possible to bring the price back to N87.”
Inaugurated alongside Olowokere were, Oluayo Oguntuase, Vice Chairman; Kunle Adedokun, Secretary; Bayo Awodunni, Treasurer; Toyin Fasakin, Assistance General Secretary and Zubair Jimoh, Welfare.