NNPC says no cause for alarm over gas pipeline rupture

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured of safety around the scene of a gas pipeline rupture along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

A press release by the NNPC spokesperson, Dr Kennie Obateru, stated that the gas pipeline rupture which was caused by a construction company carrying out excavation work in the area resulted in gas leakage which was promptly contained through the efforts of NNPC Team, officials from the Lagos State Government, and other stakeholders. 

“The impacted section of the pipeline has been isolated and the pipeline depressurized such that it poses no danger to the public,” the Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), a subsidiary of NNPC, Engr. Faruk Usman was quoted as saying.

The Corporation urges members of the public to go about their duties normally as all safety measures have been put in place to avert any danger, adding that repair work has commenced with a view to restoring gas supply as soon as possible.

It was reported earlier that a gas pipeline leakage along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway has caused panic among residents of Arepo, Magboro, and other neighbouring communities.

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