IPMAN accuses NNPC officials of extortion, others at depots

Oil marketers have accused officials of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of extortion during the loading of petroleum products at the depots.

The Vice President, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Alhaji Abubakar Dankingari alleged that the depots’ managements were selective in their dealings by always loading NNPC retail outlets and major marketers. He also accused the NNPC workers at the depots of extorting money from independent marketers before loading their trucks.

It would be recalled that Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna Refineries recently resumed operations and have been pumping products to the depots. The NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu however debunked the allegations. Ughamadu, who said NNPC was yet to receive any verbal or written complaints on the issue, promised a thorough investigation on the matter upon receipt of any petition.

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