Residents In 4 Areas of Lagos Warned Against Possible Spark Over Gas Leakage

Residents In 4 Areas of Lagos Warned Against Possible Spark Over Gas Leakage

  • Residents living in about four different areas of Lagos state have been cautioned against any activity that could spark a fire
  • The residents were also asked not to open their shops over a suspected gas leakage in the identified areas
  • The caution was given on Wednesday, November 3, morning by the National Emergency Management Agency

Just days after a huge incident that led to the death of many in the collapsed 21-storey building on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, residents of Lagos have been warned against opening their shops or using naked fire for safety reasons.

A statement by the acting coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, said residents around computer village/ underbridge Awolowo Way and Oba Akran axis must not open their shops for fear of possible spark of fire.

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Also, residents who have already opened should please close theirs.

Pipelines in Nigeria
There is a suspected gas leakage in four areas in Lagos. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP
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Other areas include; Onifowose Street and Medical Road.

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According to NEMA, the agency has just received a distress alert indicating a massive leakage of gas pipeline around these areas.

Farinloye said safety precautions must be taken by individuals and companies around the above-mentioned locations to avoid a spark.

Meanwhile, previously reported that some suspected vandals attacked and damaged a pipeline owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The vandalised pipeline was reportedly located at Omoboriowo Street, Old and New Garage Junctions in the Ikotun area of Lagos.

Eyewitness reports said that residents in the area started migrating to other areas for fear of any kind of spark that could lead to an explosion.

They also managed to alert the state government over the issues for immediate action.

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Also, the suspects, while fleeing the premises after perpetrating the crime, were said to have abandoned the punctured area of the pipeline.

In other news, the NNPC had said that Nigeria would stop importing Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

The declaration was made by the group managing director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, who said this would happen once the Dangote refinery kicks off operation.

Kyari also said that the full implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) would also facilitate the process of an end to the importation of PMS.


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