The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have confirmed that Wednesday’s gas pipeline leakage around Anifowoshe, Ikeja Under-bridge, Lagos was caused by the ongoing road construction works in that axis.
In a statement issued in Lagos, Mr Garba Muhammad, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division said the gas pipeline that was reported leaking in the early hours of Wednesday, November4, 2021 happened as a result of the current road construction and rehabilitation on the Anifowoshe/Oba Akran area.
However, Muhammad said NNPC’s team of maintenance engineers were collaborating with Gaslink team at the site to ensure that gas supply services to areas affected by the incident resumed within the next 48 hours.
”Preliminary findings indicate that at about 8.40a.m. on Wednesday, a pipeline gas leakage was reported around Anifowoshe, Ikeja Under-bridge, Lagos State.
“The pipeline is a six-inch gas pipeline supplying gas to Mainland Power Ltd, near Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
“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.” He said.
He then 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.