Members of Independent Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria in Anambra State have threatened to shut operations from August 25.
According IPMAN Chairman Chinedu Anayaso, the industrial action follows N13.6m debt owed one of them by the Transport Company of Anambra State since 2017.
This threat is coming after the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum which the union gave to the government to pay the debt and address other sundry issues raised.
The ultimatum expired on August 4 this year.
Anayaso said: “The strike is in solidarity with Siluch Oil and Gas Limited, an IPMAN member, being owed N13.6m for petroleum products it supplied to Transport Company of Anambra State since 2017.
The association said the strike would be total until all conditions were met.
“We have not seen anything that shows that the state is treating our letter with seriousness”
“We expect the government to pay Siluch Oil and Gas his money, withdraw all cases against our members for refusing to pay the levies we did not agree on, and revert to the annual unified levy we agreed on,” he added.
He also hinted that the action will include IPMAN, NUPENG and Petrol Tanker Drivers warning that anyone member of the union that violates the order will pay N500,000 fine.