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The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has set up a 14-man committee to invite all stakeholders within the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) to a peace meeting.

According to The Cable, the meeting is aimed at bringing back peace to the association at the national, zonal and depot levels and ultimately to end the lingering fuel scarcity in the country.

The Minister noted that as critical stakeholders in the downstream sector, the contribution of IPMAN is crucial in the effort to end the ongoing fuel crisis.

He asked IPMAN join relevant government agencies like the NNPC, DPR and other stakeholders resolve the fuel shortage situation as soon as possible.

READ: Nigerian refineries can’t meet demands even at optimal capacity - Kachikwu

The national secretary of IPMAN, Danladi Pasali, however expressed readiness to assist in ending the fuel crisis within the next two weeks.

“In the spirit of reconciliation and patriotism, we have resolved to forget our differences and work together towards providing products to our various stations across the country in order to ease the hardship on Nigerians,” he said.

Kachikwu had on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, promised Nigerians that the fuel crisis would be over by April 7, 2016.

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