Following the lingering fuel crisis in Sokoto State, the State Government and the state chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers (IPMAN) have reached a deal that will ensure availability of petroleum products in all parts of the state.
In the hit of the crisis, Sokoto State government had threatened to revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of any sales outlet hoarding petroleum products in the state.
But an agreement was reached in a meeting between the state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and the Sokoto state chapter of IPMAN, led by Chairman Sulaiman Magaji, and members of the State Task Force on availability of petroleum products.
Speaking at the meeting, Tambuwal says the state government will make available its fuel storage facilities to the marketers to enable them store enough supply for distribution.
While commending the state government for its keen interest in ensuring the problem is resolved, the Sokoto IPMAN chairman Suleiman Magaji expresses delight at government’s commitment to tackle various problems bedeviling fuel supply chain in the state.