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Scarcity: NANS gives oil marketers 24-hour ultimatum to dispense fuel to Imo residents




The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS), the umbrella physique of all college students’ organizations in Nigeria, on Thursday, warned petrol entrepreneurs in Imo State in opposition to hoarding Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) so as to not create hardship for Imolites.

The scholars physique, which gave this warning whereas briefing journalists on the NUJ secretariat Owerri, Imo State, mentioned any gasoline station that fails to dispense the FG sponsored petroleum merchandise allotted to Imo State by Division of Petroleum Sources, DPR, inside the subsequent 24 hours, “shall have us declaring such product present in such station FREE FOR ALL”

Comr. Asefon Sunday Dayo, NANS Nationwide President, who spoke on behalf of the scholars mentioned, “as a result of our members are the worst hit and college students in Imo State can not go to highschool as a result of over 80% of our college students reside off campuses because of insufficient hostels on campuses.

“We now have invited you to precise frustrations and financial hardships imposed by IPMAN members on imo State.”

“As you’re conscious, for the previous two weeks, IPMAN and members have withdrawn the providers of dishing out FG sponsored PMS and different allied merchandise below the pretense of agitation and making unfounded doubtful calls for.”

Additionally talking, Comr Pleasure Gerrald Imo Joint Campus Committee, JCC Chairman mentioned, “they claimed that considered one of their members received a case in courtroom in opposition to imo State authorities, a judgement that’s at the moment being appealed by the Imo State Authorities, but this parts of their desperation has regularly refused to render providers to Imo State individuals, similar individuals the federal government granted them operational licenses to service.”

“It’s possible you’ll want to know that these individuals solely open at night time the place they promote these similar sponsored merchandise at an exorbitant costs of #350 to #400 Naira, which is a sign that these parts are simply out to make life insufferable to Imo individuals and by extension Nigerians whereas selfishly making the most of the struggling of the individuals.”

“This wickedness exhibited by IPMAN members has given rise to astronomical hike within the costs of products and providers in imo State thereby making life harder to the already impoverished imo individuals.”

“In our pondering, IPMAN is appearing like a mere cartel, illegally promoting the FG sponsored gasoline at exorbitant costs, depriving Imo individuals from having fun with sponsored merchandise which they’re entitled to unconditionally and hording similar to promote illegally at hiked costs. This isn’t solely a prison but in addition and financial sabotage which should be resisted.”

“We now have obtained complaints of frustrations by our members occasioned by this wickedness, the place a distance from Douglas highway to Fedpoly Nekede, Futo, Imopoly and others are costing over Seven hundred naira per journey.”

“We really feel challenged and can’t fold our arms and watch our individuals undergo whereas some parts hiding below the umbrella of IPMAN, with the below the supervision of DPR to proceed to criminally enrich themselves to the detriment of unsuspecting Imo individuals, particularly our college students.”

“After due session with all affected teams within the State, we’ve got resolved to guide a battle to make sure that these merchandise are made out there and distributed as contained within the license issued to petroleum sellers.”

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