IPMAN to collaborate with FG over full deregulation policy

•Vows to banish pipeline vandalism

THE Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), on Wednesday, said it would collaborate with the Federal Government to realise the full potential of the deregulation policy, as well as to stamp out pipeline vandalism and also end scarcity of petroleum products in the country.

Its national president, Chief Obasi Lawson, made this known in Abuja, during the inauguration of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the association.

He stressed that the association would be collaborating with the Federal Government and also ensure that the recurring scarcity of petroleum products was completely banished for the betterment of Nigerians.

IPMAN president further promised to work closely with relevant agencies of government to ensure that the deregulation policy of the Federal Government became a success.

According to him, “I pledge to work closely with the Federal Government and all relevant agencies by the Federal Government, in order to realise the full potential of the deregulation policy of the government.

“Together with the Board of Trustees and NEC of our great association, we will work to banish the problem of fuel scarcity from this country. We will vigorously pursue a policy of importation of petroleum products and will put in place infrastructure which shall complement the efforts of government to make petroleum products available for our people.

“We shall be partners in progress with the Federal Government, NNPC and PPMC in the promotion of industrial peace and harmony in the country and will, to this end, work closely with NUPENG, PTD and other associations and unions in the downstream sector, in order that industrial peace and harmony reign supreme in our land. In this regard, we shall deploy all efforts in doing all that we can to support the government in stamping out pipeline vandalism from the country,” he assured.