The Association of Imo Petroleum Marketers and Dealers, have suspended their two day strike.
In a statement signed by Chimodo Martin, for the Association, Friday, the Association said the suspension of the strike will last for two weeks, if the State government fail to address their complaints.
The statement reads:
“It is no longer news that Association of Imo Petroleum Marketers and dealers, embarked on industrial action since Wednesday, 25th August, 2021.
“For every action there is a reason and reaction.
“The Association has made its sufferings in the hands of some Government agencies known to the public through the industrial action.
“However, it is imperative to consider the greater interest and sufferings of the citizens of Imo State in general occasioned by the industrial action.
“Series of meetings have been held involving THE STATE GOVERNMENT, DPR,DSS,PTD BRANCH OF NUPENG, ASSOCIATION OF IMO PETROLEUM MARKETERS AND DEALERS AND SOME SECURITY AGENCIES IN THE STATE.
“In our last meeting with the State Government presided over by the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, the SGI assured the PTD and MARKETERS that their complaint will be resolved within two weeks from the date of the meeting.
“Relying on the above promise the government and the intervention of the DSS, Imo Petroleum Marketers and Dealers have suspended the industrial action forthwith.
“We are very grateful to members of the Press for there effective reportage, members of Civil Society Organisation, the religious groups who have made several efforts in reaching out and the general public for their understanding.
“We want to highlight that if after the expiration of the two weeks commitment given by the Imo State Government and the issues are not properly addressed, we shall be compelled to continue with the industrial action.
Thank you and GOD bless you all.