31 May 2015, Kano — Kano chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) yesterday told corporate bodies demanding supply of diesel from the association that they have not received any allocation from the state’s NNPC depot, despite the recent claims that directives were given by NNPC headquarters to do so.
Addressing newsmen at the association’s secretariat, IPMAN state chairman, Alhaji Bashir Ahmad Danmallam, stated that corporate bodies in the state have been accusing the association of not supplying them with diesel despite the NNPC’s directives.
According to him, the association in the state has not been allocated anything from the state’s depot.
“Corporate bodies in this state thought we have no intention to honour NNPC headquarters’ directives of supplying diesel from the state depot. However, I want to use this opportunity to tell all the corporate bodies that receive supply from us that we have not been allocated a single truck of diesel by Kano State depot.
“Therefore, it is important for the corporate bodies to understand that we equally wanted a situation that will put an end to this unwarranted fuel hardship in the state and in the nation in general,” said the chairman.
He further called on authorities concerned to wade into the issue so as to ease the people’s suffering. According to him, respecting the NNPC directives will no doubt ease the situation as Kano depot supplies Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Bauchi and Yobe states.
*Ibrahim Musa Giginyu – Daily Trust