*Oilserv deploy teams, swamp buggy
Lagos — Following a fresh pipeline leakage at Satellite Town this morning, company handling maintenance of the pipeline, Oilserv Limited said it had deployed two teams to site however, manual excavation could not be achieved due to the swampy nature of the terrain.
In a statement, the firm said as a result, a swamp buggy is being arranged to ensure thorough excavation and repair.
“Meanwhile, we have activated all the security and Safety logistics to remain on site, this include HSE from Satellite Depot and the HSE and PROW team from Mosimi Area office are already on their way to Lagos with Gully sucker, slurry pump and other relevant/necessary materials”.
“We are equally getting mutual support from the NSCDC Lagos State Command , Navy and Operations Awatse, Lagos State Fire Service and LASEMA”.
“The area have properly cordoned off to prevent hoodlums from the surrounding community gaining access to the area to. The Pipeline remains shutdown until the repair is completed”.
Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, DG/CEO, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA had alerted Lagosians, especially residents of satellite Town of a fresh NNPC pipeline leakage at Alhaji Moriamo street.
According to him, 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 the NNPC are fully completed”.
He advised members of the public to take precautions in and around the area to prevent any form of explosion or ignition from naked flame or other activity.