NNPC shutdown pipeline in Lagos over another leakage

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Saturday, said it has shut down product pumping operation on Atlas Cove to Mosimi pipeline after it noticed leakages at Aboru in Alimosho Area of Lagos.

This is coming barely eight days after the NNPC’s ATC-Mosimi pipeline along Ojokwu Street, Navy Town axis of Satellite Town in Lagos was detected leaking.

However, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, had earlier raised an alarm about a major pipeline leakage at Mosan Bus-stop, Cacatin area of Ipaja, Lagos State.

LASEMA Director-General Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the development to iBrandTV, urged members of the public to exercise caution while plying the area between 10am to 2 pm in obedience to the Stay at Home Order by the government.

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However, the NNPC spokesperson, Mr. Kennie Obateru, told iBrandTV in a chat that, the corporation noticed and got a confirmation of leakage at Aboru in Alimosho Area of Lagos on Atlas Cove-Mosimi pipeline today April 4, 2020, from Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC Lagos command.

“We immediately shut down the product pumping operation to enable our maintenance team to carry out the necessary repairs. “On excavation, it was discovered to be a failed illegal 2-inch pipe connection on the main pipeline.

“The removal of the illegal connection and temporary repairs of the pipeline is ongoing. All hands are on deck to ensure that pumping of products through the affected pipeline resumes quickly,” he added.

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