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ASABA—The Commissioner, Ministry of Oil and Gas Delta State, Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba has called on the United Indigenous Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria to join forces with other well meaning Nigerians to resist bunkering of petroleum products in the country as their activities have been detrimental to the economy of the country.

The Commissioner made the call on Monday when the executive members of the Association led by the Chairman, Moye Mayomi paid him a courtesy call at his Office at Prof Chike Edozie Secretariat in Asaba on Monday.

Amgbaduba acknowledged their purposeful objectives of the Association and encouraged them to maintain the vision of creating a very peaceful environment between the oil producing companies and their host communities as well as the effective distribution of petroleum products to the various parts of the state as it is in line with the visions of the Federal and State governments.

He assured them of the willingness of his Ministry to partner with them in as much as they remain committed to the vision of the State Government which rest on the overall development of the people and the state.

Earlier, the Chairman of the United Indigenous Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria  Moye Mayomi told the Commissioner of their initiatives including creating of peaceful and cordial relationship between host communities and Oil producing firms as their pronounced differences have grossly affected the rate of production which directly affects the quantity of crude oil being produced per day.

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