NNPC Isolates Gaslink Leaking Gas Pipeline Assure Public Of Safety 

NNPC allays fears, says leaking gas pipeline isolated, – Newsdiaryonline

Yemisi Izuora

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation  NNPC Ltd, has  isolated the gas pipeline that leaked out products early Wednesday in Lagos and the general area cordoned off as a safety measure.

The Corporation therefore assured the general public, especially those living within the Anifowoshe area of Ikeja that a gas pipeline that their safety is guaranteed.

According to a statement by spokesman of the Corporation, Garba DeenMohammed, the incident was caused by road construction and rehabilitation activities in the area.

“Preliminary findings indicate that at about 8.40am, Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, a pipeline gas leakage was reported around Anifowoshe, Ikeja Underbridge, Lagos State. The pipeline is a 6-inch gas pipeline supplying gas to Mainland Power Ltd, near Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

“The NNPC immediately moved in by engaging Gaslink Ltd, its franchise partner operating the pipeline, mobilized to the location, cordoned off the area and successfully isolated the gas pipeline at Oba Akran Valve pit.

“In the meantime, residents of the area are urged not to panic as all necessary safety measures have been put in place to avert any further escalation of the incident; while NNPC’s team of maintenance engineers are collaborating with Gaslink team at the site to ensure that gas supply services to  areas affected by the incident  resume within the next 48 hours.” said Mohammed.

Earlier, coordinator of the South West of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed that engineers have commenced fixing of damaged portion of the gas pipeline at Ikeja area of Lagos State.

He said emergency management officials and security agencies have secured the environment and no threat is imminent.

Farinloye identified operator of the pipeline as Gaslink Nigeria.

He said businesses have been allowed to start operations but vehicular traffic is strictly being enforced.

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