Oil/Gas Marketers To Build Headquarters In Akwa Ibom
Association of Oil and Gas/Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria has concluded plans to cite the headquarters of Waterways Oil and Gas Marketers Association of Nigeria (WOGMAN) and Waterways Transport Association of Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria (WTAPMN) in Akwa Ibom State.
National President/Chairman, Board of Trustees of the association, Alhaji Usman Alli, disclosed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State while declaring open a conference of amalgam of associations involved in oil, gas and petroleum marketing.
Alli said the decision was informed by the fact that Akwa Ibom State is the highest producer of crude oil in the country, adding: “Apart from being the highest producer of crude oil, Akwa Ibom is the most peaceful state in the South-South region of Nigeria and, indeed, the entire country.”
The amalgamated associations include WOGMAN Association of Nigeria Refineries Petroleum Marketers (ANRPM), WTAPMN, Lubricant and Greases Marketers of Nigeria (LACMAN) and Independent Crude Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (ICOMAN).
According to Alhaji Alli, the five associations inaugurated were duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), adding that, with the flag off, they are set to start operations in their separate fields in the oil sector.
Declaring the conference open, Alli, who is a former Director of Finance of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), stressed the need to involve oil-producing communities in the scheme of things, to give them sense of belonging and promote peace and harmony.
He called on delegates to the conference to take advantage of the opportunities in the five associations and get involved in petroleum products marketing.
Speaking, Supervising Chairman of Akwa Ibom State chapter of the association and who doubles as the South-South chairman of WOGMAN, Dr. Innocent Udom, thanked Alhaji Alli for the gesture and demanded that indigenes of the state be appointed into key positions in the national executive and Board of Trustees.
Dr. Udom also called for the full implementation of the local “Ast 2010’ in Akwa Ibom State and thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for approving an Oil and Gas Free Zone and a petroleum depot in Akwa Ibom State.