LASEMA confirms repair of vandalised NNPC pipeline in Lagos

LASEMA confirms repair of vandalised NNPC pipeline in Lagos

Barely 24 hours after 1st News reported that the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) raised an urgent alarm of a vandalised pipeline; which belonged to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in Lagos; the agency says the officials of the latter have repaired the leakage.

LASEMA’s Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed on Saturday that the agency monitored the officials of NNPC; who repaired the vandalised pipeline at Mosan, Ipaja, Lagos State.

Oke-Osanyintolu made this known in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.

According to him, as early as 8 a.m. we received an information about an uncontrolled leakage of petrol (Premium Motor Spirit); along NNPC Pipeline in Aboru off Kakatin Road, Ipaja, Lagos.


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He said that LASEMA deployed responders to the area and they discovered that the leakage emanated from a major NNPC pipe; which some vandals had tampered with through an illegal set up; designed to continuously divert and siphon fuel.

“The NNPC repair team had secured the pipe; and the leakage had been addressed.

“We urge well-meaning members of the public to report the unsavoury elements endangering lives and property; for selfish purposes to the appropriate authorities whenever they find out,’’ Oke-Osanyintolu said.

He promised not to disclose the identities of informants, saying that prompt action; would be taken to avert disaster as the agency and the NNPC did in this instance.

Oke-Osanyintolu, however, said that the combined team of LASEMA responders, Lagos State Fire Service; NNPC, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC); and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); worked to secure the area.

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