“Residents of the area are urged not to panic as all necessary safety measures have been put in place to avert any further escalation of the gas pipeline leakage.
“Preliminary findings indicate that at about 8.40am, Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, a pipeline gas leakage was reported around Anifowoshe, Ikeja Under bridge, Lagos State.
“The pipeline is a 6-inch gas pipeline supplying gas to Mainland Power Ltd, near Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
“The NNPC immediately moved in by engaging Gaslink Ltd, its franchise partner operating the pipeline, mobilized to the location, cordoned off the area and successfully isolated the gas pipeline at Oba Akran Valve pit,” it said in a statement by Mr Garba Deen Muhammad, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division and given to Persecondnews.
He said NNPC’s team of maintenance engineers were collaborating with Gaslink team at the site to ensure that gas supply services to areas affected by the incident resume within the next 48 hours.