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Gov Ayade Wades Into Fuel Scarcity In C/River

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Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has asked parties involved in the impasse that lead to scarcity of fuel in the state to sheath their sword in order to stop the economic hardship faced by residents of the state.

Ayade gave the warning shortly after constituting a 4-man committee headed by one of his former aides, Tony Udianyande and warned that any of the parties concerned in the crises who failed to adhere to decisions reached at the meeting should be ready to face the full wrath of the law.

The  communiqué  which was signed  by Ayade’s aide in  Calabar yesterday at the end of a meeting with Petroleum Tanker Drivers, members of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Cross River State branch and other stakeholders, urged all parties involved to note that actions by any of the parties that breach public peace, shall be visited with full weight of the law.

The communiqué reads in part,” That in consequence of the above Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) shall immediately suspend their strike action and resume normal supply of fuel to petrol stations.”

He stated that no NUPENG member should be attacked, obstructed or otherwise hindered from carrying his or her lawful functions in the state at anytime.

Our correspondent who went round the metropolis saw some petrol stations dispensing petroleum products to motorists as at the time of filing this report.

It would be recalled that Calabar, the capital of Cross River State was for one week plunged into economic hardship, following scarcity of petroleum products caused by leadership tussle by the state branch of IPMAN, NUPENG and other stakeholders in the petroleum marketing industry.

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