The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, has described as fake, the news going round that its over 30, 000 members would be shutting down their filling stations.
In an interview, the National Controller Operations, IPMAN, Mike Osatuyi, said the memo to members which emanated from the Chairman, IPMAN Borno chapter, Mohammed Kuluwa, earlier on Tuesday, asking all its members in the state to suspend services was a wrong move.
Also, the IPMAN National President, Elder Chinedu Okonkwo, said Kuluwa should not have issued the statement credited to him.
“He should not have issued the statement. In fact, he has retracted it,” Okonkwo said.
Kuluwa had earlier directed that IPMAN members in Borno State should suspend ordering products from source until further notice.