He said that the calls were made by impostors and not members of the association.
“It has come to our notice that some media publications purported to have emanated from our noble association, made by some people who are parading themselves as IPMAN officials, were advocating for the scraping of PEF amongst other fictitious claims.
“They are impostors who do not belong to the association, neither do they own any filling station, and by implications they don’t even know the usefulness of PEF.
“The agency has been recognised and received so many awards,” Suleiman said.
He said that such agitation was nothing more than a looming crisis in the sector which would in the short and long run harm the nation and its stability, adding
that it would hinder economic advancement of Nigeria.
“Also, as contributors to the fund, we have never complained or contemplated advising the government to scrap the PEF.
“We want to put it on record that should it be scraped, it will surely cause disparity in prices and wreak havoc on marketers.
“This will inevitably push many of our members out of business and Nigerians stand the risk of buying petroleum products at hiked prices in most parts of the country,” he said.
Suleiman expressed optimism that the Federal Government through the supervising Ministry of Petroleum Resources, would not heed to the agitation to scrap the PEF.(NAN)