DAPPMAN in a statement signed on Monday by its executive secretary, Olufemi Adewole, said it decided to extend it earlier seven-day ultimatum with another five days to give the Federal Government more time to look into the issue and settle the outstanding debts of N800 billion. The group said this decision was necessary following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians.
“However, following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians including the National Assembly as represented by the Senate Committee of Petroleum Downstream and constructive engagement of the Federal Government team by the labour unions most affected by the disengagement of our personnel, namely, PENGASSAN, NUPENG NARTO, and the PTD, DAPPMAN has resolved to recall its disengaged personnel for five-days to give the FG’s team the opportunity to conclude its process of paying marketers the full outstanding of N800 billion with the first trench being the amount already approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC),” the statement read.
The association added that the decision was also made to avoid unnecessary hardship for Nigerians during this yuletide season. It therefore asked all its depots to commence operations immediately and await further directive.