Lagos – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has called on operators of gas plants and other petroleum products facilities in the country to ensure strict adherence to safety rules and regulations.
It made the call in response to the recent gas plant fire in Baruwa community in Lagos, saying strict adherence to safety rules and regulations was necessary “to avoid incidents of this nature and the unnecessary loss of lives and property”.
A press release by the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated that NNPC feels particularly sad at the loss of lives and property caused by the incident barely a few weeks after a similar incident at Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State.
NNPC said though its pipelines were not close to the location of the Baruwa incident, it has swiftly mobilised its health, safety and environment team in collaboration with other relevant agencies of the Lagos State Government and ensured that the situation was promptly brought under control.
It commiserated with the government and people of Lagos State, particularly the residents of Baruwa area, on the fire incident.