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NNPC boss condoles with Rivers govt

16 July 2012, 10:37

Rivers - Mr Andrew Yakubu, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, has commiserated with the government and people of Rivers over Thursday’s tanker fire that killed more than 95 persons.

His condolence message is communicated via a statement signed by Mr Fidel Pepple on behalf of the Group General Manager (Public Affairs) of NNPC.

In the message, Yakubu expressed shock over the level of carnage and loss of lives caused by the incident.

 "My heart is with the government and people of RiversState, especially those who lost their loved ones, at this time of great sorrow and grief.”

Yakubu pledged that the corporation would continue to sensitise the public to the dangers of pipeline vandalism and scooping of petroleum products from tankers involved in accidents.   

"I, therefore, seize this opportunity to call on all Nigerians to cooperate with NNPC in efforts to protect oil pipelines so as to realise our dream of instilling international best practice, while minimising the use of tankers for products’ haulage,’’ he said.

A petrol tanker, which tumbled in Okogbe community in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers on Thursday, exploded while some people were scooping fuel from it.

The ensuing fire killed more the 95 persons and left scores of people critically injured.



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