NNPC Dispels Fears of Fire Outbreak on Vandalized Lagos Pipelines

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 03 – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has allayed the fears of Lagos residents of a possible fire outbreak from a vandalized point on its pipeline at Aboru Canal in Alimosho Council Area.

In a release by signed its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru on Thursday in Lagos, the corporation confirmed that the line in question had since been shut down for repairs and presently contains only water.

Obateru, explained that the Atlas Cove-Mosimi stretch of the System 2B Pipeline was shut down on June 25, 2020, to facilitate the comprehensive maintenance of some segments of the pipeline.  

He mentioned that the repair work had reached an advanced stage of completion which involves hydro-testing – a process of pumping of water through the entire pipeline for integrity test and leak detection – to ascertain the availability of the pipeline for pumping products.    

The GM also noted that following a report from the dedicated patrol team about a leakage at a point in the Aboru Canal this morning, water pumping was suspended immediately at 9 am to enable the maintenance team effect necessary repairs.   

He, therefore, urged residents of the affected community to remain calm as there is no possibility of a fire erupting from the leakage point.

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