Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Peace Mass Transit (PMT) Ltd, Dr. Samuel Onyishi has declared that the quick resolution of the crisis between feuding factions of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) by the Enugu State Governor, His Excellency, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, averted a major danger.
DAILY POST reports that residents were on Tuesday faced with great difficulties as petrol stations shut their doors against motorists over the crisis.
This was following the resurgence of the leadership crisis within the state IPMAN Executives.
Irregular supplies to and sales at service stations had persisted till early Wednesday but normalized later in the day following reported intervention of Governor Ugwuanyi who held a reconciliatory meeting with the IPMAN warring groups.
It was at the said meeting that both factions agreed to sheath their swords and allow peace to reign, a development that brought instant relief to Enugu motorists and residents, with regular operations at the filling stations.
Reacting, Onyishi said the prompt intervention of the state governor had saved the people avoidable inconvenience and averted dangers associated with fuel scarcity.
He pointed out that people and businesses suffer during fuel crisis, while advising IPMAN and other critical stakeholders in the supply chain against actions that could overheat the system and sabotage the economy.
“Things are difficult, businesses are suffering, and any action, political or otherwise that could affect the smooth running of the system at any time should be avoided,” he said.
“The prompt intervention of the governor and successful resolutions of the IPMAN crisis must be commended,” he said, adding “that’s what we need; disruptions are hardly desirable now.”
Onyishi expressed the belief that the Nigerian can-do spirit shall get the country’s economy up and running again in no distant future.