The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has raised a 14-man committee within the Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) to help in finding lasting solution to the fuel crisis in the country.
This information is contained in a statement signed by Garba Deen Muhammad, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement quoted Muhammad as saying that the setting up of the committee followed the meeting between the Minister and IPMAN toward ending the crisis in the Association.
He also quoted Kachikwu as urging the committee to do everything possible to bring back peace to the Association at the national, zonal and depot levels.
The minister said that as critical stakeholders in the downstream sector, the contribution of IPMAN was crucial in the drive to end the prevailing fuel supply situation across the nation.
He also urged the IPMAN members to see the Association as one indivisible entity and charged them to work with relevant government agencies such as the NNPC, the Department of Petroleum Resources and other stakeholders.
This, he said, would help to ensure that the prevailing fuel scarcity became a thing of the past as quickly as possible.