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Panic As IPMAN Shuts Petrol Stations In Anambra



Members of IPMAN at the emergence meeting in Awka

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria IPMAN, Wednesday shut down filling stations in Anambra state.

CityMirrorNews gathered that the closure was to enable members of IPMAN in Anambra state to attend an emergency meeting to discuss the demolition of some filling stations in Ekwulobia, Aguata local government council of the state for construction of flyover by the Anambra State government.

The development has created panic in major towns in the state as many motorists had tracked many kilometers to their offices and business.

The Chairman of IPMAN, Enugu depot covering Anambra , Enugu Ebonyi, Imo,and ,Mr Chinedu Anyaso said the shutting down of filling stations was not intended to cause any harm or to further increase pump price of petrol as being speculated .

Anyaso said that the shutting down was to ensure that its members comply to attending an emergency general meeting scheduled in Awka.

He said the emergency meeting was to deliberate on the recent marking of about 16 filling stations in Ekwulobia, to give way for the construction of a proposed flyover in the town.

“16 filling stations were marked for demolition in Ekwulobia axis by the Anambra State government to give way for the proposed construction of a flyover and adjourning roads in the area.

“Our members are willing to comply,but there is need for the government to reach an agreement with them as regards to compensation because the facilities are the only source of their Livelyhood.

“We have written to the Anambra State government over the development, but was yet to receive a reply, hence the meeting, which is to discuss on how to further engage the State Government for the overall interest of its members and the motoring public.