The North-West Zonal Office of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has enjoined its members to engage unemployed youths in their activities, to reduce unemployment nationwide.
Alhaji Muhammadu Jega, the Zonal Chairman of the association, made the call in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.
He said engaging the unemployed youths would provide job opportunities for them and enable them to diversify their business to other ventures.
Jega also advised members to desist from indiscriminate erection of filling stations and urged them to build small and medium scale industries.
“This would generate thousands of jobs for the teaming unemployed youths.
“I wonder why many people are fond of building filling stations including those that have not even started venturing into the fuel business.
“Filling stations are filled to the brim in most of our towns, but how many companies are there?”
The chairman commended the Department of Petroleum Resources for enforcing the N87 per litre pump price.
He stressed the need to effect the enforcement at all depots and the filling stations nationwide.