PMAN prohibition order: Ugwuanyi constitutes committee
Following an Executive Order recently issued by Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, prohibiting activities of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in the state, the governor, yesterday, approved the constitution of a committee on maintenance of public order to ensure supply and distribution of petroleum products in the state during the pendency of the Order.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary (General Administration), Mrs. Josephine U. Onyia said the committee comprised representatives of the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police, Pius Eziubochi Ugwuala (Chairman); Directorate of State Services, Uche Oko; Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Collins Akalawu; the Department of Petroleum Resources, Enugu Zonal Office, Alhaji Gwaram L. Ahmed; the Nigerian Bar Association and Permanent Secretary, Inter-Ministerial and Sustainable Development Goals, Enugu State, Mrs. Mabel Agbo. The committee would be inaugurated on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Government House, Enugu at 2pm.
It would be recalled that Ugwuanyi issued the Order pursuant to section 48 (1) and (2) of the Public Order Law Cap 130 Revised Laws of Enugu State 2004, section 215(4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), as a result of the protracted crisis between warring factions of IPMAN that has given rise to cult activities and banditry among thers.