The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commiserated with the Government and people of Lagos State over Thursday’s gas plant explosion and fire
Fire from the gas plant explosion ravaged parts of the Baruwa neighbourhood of the state in the early hours of the day.
Dr Kennie Obateru, the Group General Manager, Public Affairs, of NNPC expressed the condolences via a statement in Lagos.
He said that NNPC was particularly sad over the loss of lives and property caused by the incident; barely a few weeks after a similar incident occurred at the Iju Ishaga area of the state.
He stressed that the NNPC swiftly mobilised its Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Team to join other relevant agencies to bring the situation under control.
He said that the NNPC took the action in spite of the fact that its oil pipelines were not close to the location of the incident.
Obateru called on operators of gas plants and other petroleum products facilities across the country to ensure strict adherence to safety rules and regulations.
He said that such adherence would facilitate efforts to avoid such incidents and its attendant loss of lives and property.
Regent Times reports that the gas explosion occurred while a Liquefied Petroleum Gas tanker was discharging its content at a gas plant at Baruwa, a densely populated neighbourhood.