NNPC Orders Full Investigation On Lagos Pipeline Fire Outbreak
Hell was let loose on Abule Egba area of Lagos on Wednesday when a petrol pipeline went up in flames.
Although no lives were lost, several property including vehicles and houses were lost to the flames.
The owners of the pipeline, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC says despite the sad incident, supply of petroleum products will not be disrupted.
The NNPC explained that the fire outbreak was as a result of the vandalism of a pipeline in the area, as the corporation commiserated with families of victims of the inferno.
The oil firm’s Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, confirmed that the fire outbreak occurred on Wednesday from a portion of the vandalised NNPC pipeline at Abule Egba in Lagos.
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A statement issued in Abuja by NNPC Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndu Ughamadu, stated that Baru had directed the Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Company, an autonomous business unit of the corporation, to carry out a full investigation of the incident and undertake immediate repairs.
The statement said that the NNPC had put in place strategies to ensure that the unfortunate incident would not undermine products supplies during the festive period.
Baru said the NNPC had enough stock of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, and other products, adding that the company’s petrol stock would last for about 45 days even in the absence of fresh supplies.
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