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IPMAN shuts down fuel stations in Kano as scarcity worsens




The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) yesterday directed its members in Kano to stop further dispensing of petroleum products in the state.

This was due to the lingering fuel scarcity across the country, a situation which had further deteriorated in the state.

The marketers condemned what they considered economic sabotage by the Department of Petroleum Resource (DPR) for allegedly hijacking fuel tankers from members and dispensing the product free to the public, saying members had recorded huge losses as a result of such action.

Chairman of the state IPMAN, Alhaji Bashir Danmalam, told journalists at a press briefing that the association would henceforth stop further dispensing of fuel until Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) supplies them the allocation meant for Kano.

The chairman said that IPMAN would comply with government directive to sell fuel at the control price only when the allocation meant for Kano is not diverted to other sources.

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