Petroleum Marketers To Shutdown Thursday Ahead Of Anambra Election
Motorists and those would be on election duty have been advised to buy sufficient petrol on Thursday.
Mr Chinedu Anyaso, Chairman of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Enugu Depot Community said this in an interview with journalists in Awka on Wednesday.
Anyaso said the decision to close outlets was in line with the directive of the Anambra government that Thursday and Friday should be work free days to enable workers to go to their voting locations.
He urged marketers to allow their staff and pump attendants who were eligible voters to travel and exercise their civic duty.
He assured that there was enough supply in Anambra and that those who required products should go to any outlet and purchase them on Friday to avoid being stranded.
“We are law abiding citizens, the State government and security agencies have announced various measures to enable people participate in the election including work free days and statewide lockdown.
“By Thursday, filling stations will shut down in compliance with these directives, so we want to advise that those who will be on election duty should make efforts to buy fuel on Thursday.
“Our workers, most of whom are registered voters in Anambra, will also have to travel to the places where they will cast their votes,” he said.
NewsMonitor reports that the Police Command in Anambra had also ordered a total lockdown effective Thursday