Explosion Rocks NNPC Mega Station In Port Harcourt
It is not what you think.
This was an accidental explosion that occurred after fuel was dispensed into an extra in-built tank of a Toyota Camry buying fuel at an NNPC mega station in Lagos Road, Port Harcourt.
The incident happened just outside the station and made the NNPC to suspend temporarily the sale of products at the station.
Although the fire did not affect the station, the corporation, in a statement by its spokesman, Ndu Nghamadu, noted that it was imperative to suspend operations to enable security agencies clear the resultant traffic situation at the scene.
Meanwhile, the combined team of officials of the NNPC and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), led by the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, have heightened the tempo of unscheduled visits to fuel stations in Abuja.
They have, during the visits, raided stations suspected to be involved in underhand dealings.
The raid which was facilitated by the operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC led to the clampdown of a notorious fuel outlet in the Kubwa District of the Federal Capital Territory caught selling petrol at the rate of 250 Naira per litre, a price well above the approved retail price of 145 Naira per litre.
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