DAPPMAN gives FG 5 more days to pay debts until shutdown

A directives issued on Saturday by the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) urging member depots to shutdown all loading operations in the country has been revised on Monday.

In the earlier directive, DAPPMAN accused the federal government of failing to pay it's outstanding debts.

But in a statement issued on Monday by the association's Executive Secretary,
Olufemi Adewole, member depots were directed to resumed loading operations as the federal government have been given five more days to solve the issue following intervention by relevant

The statement read, "However, following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians including the National Assembly as represented by the Senate Committee of Petroleum Downstream and constructive engagement of the Federal Government team by the labour unions most affected by the disengagement of our personnel, namely, PENGASSAN, NUPENG NARTO, and the PTD, DAPPMAN has resolved to recall its disengaged personnel for 5 days to give the FG's team the opportunity to conclude its process of paying marketers the full outstanding of N800 billion with the first trench being the amount already approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

"The association has acted in good faith to avoid unnecessary hardship which could befall Nigerians during the yuletide season and we hope that government would make good its promise to see that those issues are resolved by Friday, December 14, 2018, as promised.

"To this end, our disengaged personnel would be recalled on Monday, December 10 and considering the reactivation time or hitherto shut down system, all depots with fuel stock should be fully active same day.

"DAPPMAN depots are therefore advised to commence loading operations immediately and await further notification in respect of our long overdue payment."

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