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Why Fuel May Be Scarce Nationwide From Tuesday
Comments Off on Why Fuel May Be Scarce Nationwide From Tuesday | | December 8, 2018 4:36 PM

Oil marketers on Saturday said the Federal Government has failed to meet the legitimate demands of the association, saying their ultimatum to cease depots operations on Monday remained unchanged.

According to a statement by the Executive Secretary, Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN), Olufemi Adewole, they were yet to reach any agreement with Federal Government on the N800 billion subsidy arrears.

” We did not sign the purported document with government as claimed. We still stand by our ultimatum which will expire on Monday”, Adewole stated.

“We refer to the press release from the Federal Ministry of Finance following the meeting with marketers under the aegis of DAPPMAN, MOMAN and IPMAN and most respectfully refute its contents with the following clarifications.

‘DAPPMAN reiterates that there was no agreement reached because offers by government failed to meet the legitimate demands of the association and we did not sign the purported document.

“Hence, our ultimatum stands as we cannot continue to borrow from banks to pay staff salaries.

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“DAPPMAN’s demands made to the FG through the Honourable Minister of Finance and Debt Management Office was to pay cash and the total sum of indebtedness to marketers within the time frame.

“This was expressed in communications with the government, Ministry and other relevant offices.”

According to the marketers, this is to enable them continue in business, pay staff and not rely on facilities from banks which are no longer forthcoming.

“We affirm that of all stakeholders, MOMAN, IPMAN, and DAPPMAN that participated in the PSF scheme, DAPPMAN has the largest debt exposure in the downstream sector.

“DAPPMAN has alerted the FG to this dire situation and specifically to the challenge our member companies face, leading to our inability to pay December 2018 salaries to our teeming work force without the immediate settlement of the debts owed by the FG.

“Most, unfortunately, this has not been heeded.
“Since government globally is recognized as a continuum, FG is obliged to settle all legitimately incurred and verified Sovereign debts due to marketers promptly,” the oil marketers said.

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The marketers stressed that those debts owed to them actually belonged to banks, their shareholders, depositors and other Federal Government Agencies such as PPPRA, PEF-M-B, AMCON.

The marketers said banks, in compliance with extant banking regulations of the CBN, recently swooped on marketers with non-performing loans, taking over their depots and also cutting off any form of trading loans to them.

“As a result, thousands of families have lost their means of livelihood.

“Many more marketers will follow suit in the event that FG does not settle these debts to marketers.

“Unfortunately based on the FG, failed promises to address the sovereign debt which was then less than N350 billion, it has grown to over N800 billion and still Federal has yet to pay.

“December 2018 makes it 18 months after FEC approval for this payment and three months after the National Assembly (NASS) approval, yet marketers have not been paid.

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“We emphasize that FG’s proposed payment of promissory notes is not acceptable to DAPPMAN. Will want our money paid in cash.

“This will adversely affect the financial system taking due cognizance of the futuristic nature of this proposed mode of financial.

“Therefore, as from today, our workforce, save for security operatives, will effective, 7th December 2018 cease to be on our payroll pending payment of the debt owed by the Federal Government,” the statement added.

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