Lagos – The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN)
on Friday denied receiving any payment from the Ministry of Finance for fuel
Aminu Abdulkadri, the National
President of IPMAN, said marketers had not received any payment from the
ministry as claimed
He assured that petrol importation
would resume whenever they received payment from the ministry of finance.
“If we receive the payments before the close of work on Friday, we will
commence importation of fuel into the country immediately.
“We are financially down; no bank can lend us money when we have not paid
the previous loans with accumulated interests.
“We appeal to the ministry of finance to expedite action on payment of
marketers’ claims to save the country from another round of scarcity.
“As we speak, only NNPC can import petrol, while other marketers who are
supposed to import 50 per cent are cash trapped,’’ he said.
Abdulkadir said government had not paid its members for products imported
since the third quarter of 2013 which forced them to stop further importation.
He said that because of the situation, IPMAN members now depended on
products imported by the NNPC.
“There are problems of payments. The way out is for the ministry of finance
to act as quickly as possible to pay our members.
"There is nobody that will do a job that he is not paid for and he will
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