OVH Energy, owners of the Apapa petroleum products storage facility the subject of the ongoing fire incident, has restated its commitment to safety in its operations and assured communities where it operates of better environmental management.
The energy firm also informed Apapa residents and general public that the fire which gutted its tank farm was finally put off at 04:43 am on Saturday, 7th October.
“We wish to express our sincerest appreciation to all stakeholders and individuals who contributed to the timely management and extinguishing of the fire incident at OVH Energy terminal 1, at Apapa, Lagos.
“We commend the invaluable efforts and support of the Federal Fire Service; Adova Plc; NPA; Lagos State Fire Service; 11 Plc; MRS; UBA; NEMA; LASEMA; Julius Berger; NNPC; NIPCO; NAPIMS; Folawiyo Energy Ltd; Total Nigeria Plc; HOGL Energy Ltd, Nigerian Army; Nigerian Navy; Nigerian Police; Union and our host communities in the management of the outbreak.
“To the general public who contributed in one way or the other in extinguishing the outbreak, accept our deepest appreciation” it said in a statement.
The company said that as a responsible corporate citizen its priority remained the safety of life and property of all stakeholders, adding, “We are committed to a goal of zero health and safety incident, so we have commenced immediate investigation of the cause of the fire.”