NNPC Fire in Lagos
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Fire at Lagos NNPC retail affiliate station from underground tank, not tanker, says NNPC

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… affirms all its station observes required safety standards

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation’s subsidy, NNPC Retail Limited, says the fire at one of its affiliate stations in Lagos on Monday emanated from an underground tank and not a truck discharging petroleum products at the scene of the incident.

It was, however, swiftly extinguished without any mortality recorded.
The Managing Director of the NNPC Retail Ltd, Sir Billy Okoye, said this on Tuesday in a statement by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr Kennie Obateru, in Abuja and emailed to PerSecondnews.
A section of the media had reported that the fire emanated from the tanker while discharging petrol at the station.
Several vehicles were consumed in the inferno.
Okoye explained that preliminary information about the unfortunate fire accident at one of its affiliate stations at Ogba, Lagos on Monday showed that the inferno emanated from an underground tank.
He said the NNPC Retail Management sympathized with Taibod Petroleum Ltd., the affiliate company, over the unfortunate incident and thanked the Federal Fire Service, NNPC fire fighters from the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) and other well-meaning Nigerians that supported in putting out the fire.Okoye dismissed the insinuation that the fire was caused by a truck that was discharging petroleum products at the scene of the incident, adding that NNPC Retail stations attendants are well briefed and trained on handling of trucks and products discharge procedures

“All stations under the brand name of NNPC Retail Limited operate under very high safety standards as endorsed by the Federal Fire Service and the Department of Petroleum Resources, NNPC Group

“As a policy, the management of the company ensures that all stations under her watch maintain required safety standard in order to curtail incidences of fire outbreaks as well as other health and safety hazards.

“In all our stations, safety is very important and we have our Health Safety teams that go round to ensure that these safety standards are adhered to strictly.

“These safety teams visit these stations routinely to educate and enlighten these affiliate station owners on the need for them to uphold safety procedures.

“Every station must hold fire drills every month and all staff of the stations are mandated to participate in these drills,” he explained.

As the nation prepares for the relaxation of the presidential lockdown directives from May 4, Okoye said the NNPC Retail stations have over 400 trucks laden with petroleum products waiting to discharge at various stations.

NNPC Retail Ltd has more than 600 stations across the country.

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