Pipeline Explosion; Lagos to implement safety measures
Against the heels of Pipeline explosions, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Team said it had implemented safety measures aimed at curtailing the risks of explosion from a leaing pipeline at Baruwa area, Jakande, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.
The Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, which made this known in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos on Tuesday, revealed that the team discovered that petrol was leeaking from the pipeline at Baruwa.
He explained that further information gathered at the scene revealed that the cause of the leakage was due to improper sealing of the pipeline.
“We were also informed that the pipeline had been damaged before now. Safety measures have been taken by our response team and officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) by blanketing the region of leakage with chemicals to avoid explosion.
“No casualty was recorded. The LASEMA response team, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Lagos State Neighbourhood Agency (LNSC) are on ground to ensure the safety of people and their property,’’ Oke-Osanyintolu said.
He added that the Maintenance Team of NNPC had done the proper sealing off of the affected parts of the pipeline.
He said that while the operation would last, the use of fire had been prohibited in the area.