- By Opeyemi Kamil
Fears gripped Nigerians on Tuesday as the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) ordered its members nationwide to shut down operations.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the chairman, IPMAN, Mohammed Kuluwu, on Tuesday. He stated, “The critical situation as it affect our sourcing and selling of product at lost and the action of the authority to impose the selling of product at a lost price on our side”.
This action followed protests in some parts of the country on Monday and Tuesday with implications for violence across the country.
Already, violence protests rocked Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Tuesday as irate youths allegedly moved to burn a branch of one of the commercial banks in the Asero area of the metropolis.
A combination of fuel and cash scarcities have made life hard for Nigerians who are calling for a change.
The tension is coming weeks to the nation’s presidential election which would also be followed by governorship, National Assembly and state assembly elections.
One of the presidential candidates, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had alleged that policies that have caused the tensions were targeted at him.
The federal government had replied saying no one is frustrating the victory of the APC presidential candidate.