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NNPC blames Ikeja gas pipeline leakage on road construction

The NNPC said it was collaborating with its franchise partner Gaslink to resume gas supply services to affected areas soonest.

• November 4, 2021
NNPC towers
NNPC towers, Abuja, Nigeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Ltd. says a gas pipeline leakage that occurred on Wednesday in Ikeja, Lagos was caused by road construction in the area.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had earlier alerted the Lagos public after multiple reports of the gas leakage by residents to the agency.

Garba Muhammad, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, made this known in a statement issued in Lagos.

Mr Muhammad said the gas pipeline that was reported leaking in the early hours of Wednesday was eventually isolated and the general area cordoned off.

“Preliminary findings indicate that at about 8.40 a.m. on Wednesday, a pipeline gas leakage was reported around Anifowoshe, Ikeja Underbridge, Lagos State.

“The pipeline is a six-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, mobilised to the location, cordoned off the area and successfully isolated the gas pipeline at Oba Akran Valve pit,” the statement added.

The NNPC official urged residents of the area not to panic as all necessary safety measures had been put in place to avert any further escalation of the incident.

Mr Muhammad said NNPC’s team of maintenance engineers were collaborating with the Gaslink team for gas supply services to affected areas to resume soon.


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