Two weeks after Abule Ado explosion, another NNPC pipeline starts leaking in Satellite Town

Two weeks after Abule Ado explosion, another NNPC pipeline starts leaking in Satellite Town

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation pipeline along Ojukwu Street, Navy Town axis of Satellite Town in Lagos is leaking.

This was confirmed on Thursday by the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, to the News Agency of Nigeria.

 He, however, gave the assurance that “technicians from the NNPC have been alerted to the danger and are on top of the situation”.

 “We received an alert Thursday evening and upon arrival, it was discovered that an NNPC pipeline along the axis at Ojukwu street, Navy Town was leaking. “We contacted the NNPC who dispatched a repair team to the location.

“The agency and other first responders intend to remain on high alert until the repairs being carried out by NNPC are fully completed,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

Nigeria’s largest city has suffered pipeline explosions in the past, the most recent occurring on March 15 at Abule Ado, which left over 20 persons dead while many houses and vehicles were destroyed. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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