The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that the gas pipeline leakage reported in the early hours of today has been isolated and the general area cordoned off.
A statement by the NNPC group general manager, group public affairs division, Garba Muhammad, said the incident was caused by road construction and rehabilitation activities in the area.
Muhammad assured the general public, especially those living within Anifowoshe area of Ikeja in Lagos State and environ that the situation has been brought under control.
According to the statement, preliminary findings indicated that at about 8.40 am, Wednesday, November 3, 2021, a pipeline gas leakage was reported around Anifowoshe, Ikeja, Lagos State. The pipeline is a 6-inch gas pipeline supplying gas to Mainland Power Ltd., near the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
It said the NNPC immediately moved in by engaging Gaslink Ltd., its franchise partner operating the pipeline, mobilised it to the location, cordoned off the area and successfully isolated the gas pipeline at Oba Akran Valve pit.
“Meanwhile, residents of the area are urged not to panic as all necessary safety measures have been put in place to avert any further escalation of the incident, while NNPC’s team of maintenance engineers are collaborating with Gaslink’s team at the site to ensure that gas supply services to areas affected by the incident resume within the next 48 hours,” it added.