Lagos – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said they had put up measures to check any fire outbreak from the ruptured pipeline in Ijegun-Imore of Lagos State on January 26.
Olusegun Magnus-Davies, the spokesman for LASEMA, advised the residents to be calm and guide against anything that would cause fire from the pipeline.
The ruptured pipeline on January 26 spilled petrol into the creek at Ijegun-Imore near Navy Town in Ojo Local Government Area.
"We are here today to guide against any fire explosion. We have been warning the residents not to light matches or start their motors or smoke cigarette.
"The management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has sent engineers to the site and repair work on the ruptured pipeline has started.
“The whole area will be fumigated when the repair work is completed,” he said.
NAN correspondent, who visited the spill site, observed that engineers from PPMC had siphoned petrol from the ruptured pipeline.
Some of the residents, who spoke with NAN, appealed to the NNPC to fast track the repair of the ruptured pipeline.
They said that majority of the residents had vacated the area because of fear of possible explosion.