Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has sounded a note of warning to the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigerian, IPMAN, Osun State Chapter, to desist from hoarding Premium Motor Spirit, PMS.
The Governor, who gave the warning during a courtesy call by the IPMAN leadership, also warned that his administration would never allow the association to subject residents of the State to untoward hardship in their attempt to get the commodity.
Adeleke stressed that IPMAN is very important to the country’s economy, stressing that whatever happens to petrol will have telling effects on the economy.
While promising to meet with Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde in order to facilitate the process of resuscitating the moribund Ibadan petroleum depot, the Governor assured them that he would continue to carry them along in policy formulation.
“I assure IPMAN that I will look into their long list of requests with a view to assisting them accordingly.
“I will dialogue with Governor Seyi Makinde in order to facilitate the process of resuscitating the moribund Ibadan depot,” he said.
Speaking earlier, Chairman, IPMAN, Dr. Bukola Mutiu appealed to the State Government to assist in resuscitating the Ibadan petroleum depot, which served both Osun and Oyo State.
Mutiu insisted that if the government can fix it, it will reduce the stress of going to Lagos and other States for petroleum products.
While enjoining the government to assist the association in providing grants to aid them in deregulating the price of the products, the Chairman further solicited assistance in areas of steady power generation and provision of more buses for them to facilitate movement and monitoring of members.
Mutiu, however, urged the government to give them a harmonised bill, promising that they were ready to support the present administration in regular payment of taxes and levies.