NNPC alleys fear of Lagos residents over leaking gas pipeline

The management of NNPC Ltd on Wednesday assured those living within the Anifowoshe area of Ikeja in Lagos State, that the report of the gas pipeline within the area is now under control.

Part of a statement issued by the company in this regard said, “NNPC Ltd hereby informs the general public, especially a gas pipeline that was reported leaking in the early hours of today has been isolated and the general area cordoned off.

According to the statement, 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.”

The company however charge residents of the area not to panic as all necessary safety measures have been put in place to avert any further escalation of the incident.

“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,” the company assured.