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NNPC blames Ikeja gas pipeline leakage on road construction

According to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Ltd., a gas pipeline leak in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday was caused by road development in the vicinity.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had previously issued an advisory to the Lagos public after receiving several reports of gas leaks from homeowners.

In a statement published in Lagos, Garba Muhammad, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, confirmed this.

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The gas pipeline that was discovered leaking in the early hours of Wednesday was finally isolated, according to Mr Muhammad, and the surrounding area was roped 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.

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“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.

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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.

(NAN)

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