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IPMAN suspends strike in Anambra

Members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in Anambra, have suspended their arranged strike in the state scheduled to hang on Thursday.

Mr Chinedu Anyaso, Chairman of IPMAN, Enugu Depot Community, who reported the suspension said that the administration and the affiliation had met and arrived at certain arrangements which tended to their requests.

The closure was to fight different tolls by government organizations, police provocation and obligation by Transport Company of Anambra State (TRACAS), to Siluch Oil and Gas Limited.

Review that IPMAN on Aug. 4, given a final offer to close down the state following 21 working days if the administration didn’t return to the bound together yearly toll concurred by the two players.

Anyaso said that the suspension depended on the report mutually marked by the affiliation and state government after a gathering.
He stated that at the end of the meeting, the following resolutions were reached:

“That the Internally Generated Revenue Payable by IPMAN members which had been N100,000 per station since 2017 be continued until Dec. 31.

”The Anambra Internal Revenue Service will meet with the leadership of IPMAN to renegotiate the new rate(s) that will apply from 2021″.

Those who had yet to pay for the subsisting levy of N100,000 for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 must clear the arrears immediately, but not later than Sept. 30.

“Anambra government will suspend all pending court cases against members of the depot community who are currently in default of payment of the levies, this suspension applies until Sept. 30.”

The chairman further said that on the indebtedness of TRACAS to Siluch Oil and Gas Limited, the parties agreed that the Commissioner for Transport would review the claims and send a memo to the governor within seven days.

He said that the meeting, however, agreed that it was a private commercial transaction which should not be a matter for industrial action.

He further said that the parties mandated the Special Adviser, Legal and Petroleum Resources to facilitate a meeting between IPMAN leadership and Commissioner of Police to understand the scope of IGP’s monitoring team within one week.

He added that the depot community on its part would provide a detailed business proposal on financing and management.

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