Ugwuanyi bans IPMAN’s activities in Enugu State
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has issued an Executive Order prohibiting the activities of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in the state, till further notice.
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), and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, was as a result of the protracted crisis between warring IPMAN’s factions that has given rise to cult activities, gun battles, banditry, continuing threat to public order and human lives and property.
According to the Order: “The foregoing has created a general state of insecurity in Enugu State, presenting grave danger to life and property of members of the public.”
The Order also expressed deep concern that “the continuance of IPMAN’s activities was likely to endanger peace and public order in the state.
Prohibiting the activities of the association, the Order further stated that “a committee comprising the Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and Department of State Services shall be constituted to engage with the parties with a view to maintaining public safety and public order.”
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