29 March 2014, Abuja – A nationwide fuel scarcity is imminent following allegations of sabotage against executives of National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, (IPMAN).
The National Financial Secretary of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, (IPMAN) who also doubles as the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to IPMAN’s National President, Alhaji Danladi Garba Pasali, made this known yesterday in Abuja.
According to Pasali, the President of NUPENG, Igwe Achese has ordered all Fuel Tank drivers within the umbrella of NUPENG not to lift fuel from all the Depots nationwide.
Pasali also alleged that, the NUPENG boss has shut the businesses of NIPCO, thereby sabotaging the Federal Government’s efforts at making Petroleum products available to the Nigerian masses.
He therefore called on the Inspector-General of Police , the Director-General of the Directorate of State Security Services (DSS) and the Minister of Labour to call the NUPENG President, Mr. Igwe Achese to order to avert what may likely result to a national crisis.
Pasali who alleged that, apart from the gratification of a hotel as a gift to a NUPENG official who has shown open sympathy for a suspended member of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, who is falsely laying claims to the Presidency of the Association, he is also believed to have other considerations.
– Chuks Okocha, This Day