President of Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Chinedu Okoronkwo, has said that the Association would collaborate with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to tackle the lingering fuel crises. Addressing Senate Press Corps on Thursday in Abuja, he explained that the NNPC has already set up various Committee with the aim of tackling fuel scarcity, adding that IPMAN would play a critical role in ameliorating the situation.
He lamented that court action against him as the Association’s elected president slowed down activities of IPMAN, saying that his affirmation by the court has put to rest all distractions impeding activities of IPMAN. “Following the Senate investigative hearing last week, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu has constituted various Committees towards solving fuel crisis”, he said.
‘We will collaborate with NNPC to solve fuel crisis.” He further explained that IPMAN has been infiltrated with non-members who diverts fuel to black markets, adding that they would also collaborate on surveillance of filling stations across the country.