Another round of fuel scarcity is looming following plans by the leadership of the Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) to shut its over 10,000 fuel stations across the country in protest of the closure of NIPCO by the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). NUPENG closed down the operations of the NIPCO Plc, a subsidiary of IPMAN, due to the ongoing leadership tussle rocking the association. The crisis began following a court ruling declaring Chief Lawson Obasi, former zonal chairman of IPMAN, south-east region, as president of the association. But the current IPMAN president, Aminu Abdulkadir, maintains that the association remains an indivisible entity, adding that anybody who claims to be a leader besides the elected officials is going against a court order which has not yet been vacated. Speaking through his special adviser, media, Mr Ezekwesili Maduagwuna, yesterday, Abdulkadir maintained that the involvement by […]