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Published On: Fri, Apr 4th, 2014

IPMAN crisis: Reps move to end fuel scarcity

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By Umar Muhammad Puma

The House of Representatives yesterday agreed to intervene in the on-going crisis rocking the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN with a view to preventing an impending fuel scarcity that may result there from.

The House took the decision following motion on matters of urgent national importance moved by Rep Dakuku Peterside (APC, Rivers), on the floor of the House notifying members of the urgent need to intervene in order to save the public from bearing the brunt of what is happening within the body.

Rep Dakuku told the House that the crisis in IPMAN has a strong relationship with any incident of fuel scarcity that may likely occur in the nearest future if nothing is done to avert it.

The Speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, in ruling on the matter urged the mover of the motion to avoid the temptation of touching on the leadership tussle itself and focus on the implications of it since the matter has been taken to court. He called for amendment to the prayers with a view to removing the aspect of the legal battle arising from the crisis by removing the House Committee on Justice from been part of the intervention.

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