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Filling stations in Adamawa reopen as Governor Fintiri mediates IPMAN,  customs crisis

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Adamawa Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta

By Joseph Adahnu, Yola

The normal services have been restored in most filling stations in Adamawa State following the intervention of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri.

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria Adamawa State chapter reopen all filling stations earlier closed following allegations that Nigerian Customs Service operatives were sealing petrol stations.

The Nigeria Customs Service officers in their routine exercise to some border communities intercepts six truck load of petrol believed to be smuggled to neighbouring Cameroon.

The customs says its action is in line with its mandate of curbing smuggling activities.

Following the meeting called by the state government to ensure peace and adequate supply of petrol across the state.

Speaking newsmen immediately after the meeting which lasted for over three hours, the Adamawa Deputy Governor, Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta revealed that the matter has been put to rest as both parties have agreed to sheath their swords.

She accordingly said, “the meeting was at the instance of the state government and both parties have agreed to sheath their swords.

“As a family, we have all agreed to sheaths our swords and ensure return of normalcy to reduce hardship on the people.”

On his part, the Comptroller of Customs, Adamawa/Taraba command, Garba Bashir said, “I’ve contacted the headquarters and they have directed that the seized trucks and the sealed filling stations be transferred to Nigerian Mainstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulation Authority.”

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