Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

NNPC confirms break in pipeline

24 January 2013, 12:01

Lagos - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday confirmed a break in its system 2B pipeline at the Arepo axis in Owode Local Government Area of Ogun.

Ms Tumini Green, the Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, said in a statement on Wednesday that the vicious break has caused a fierce inferno which has been raging for hours.

According to the statement, the corporation is not happy that they are back to the same situation, a week after Mr Andrew Yakubu, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, paid a visit to the scene of the last fire and pumping of products had resumed.

"It is so sad that vandals and other criminals will not stop breaking into our pipelines; but as a corporation, we are determined to ensure unimpeded flow of petroleum products no matter the odds," the statement said.

It added that fire trucks and engineers from the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company were already on ground in Arepo to put out the raging fire and commence repair work.

The statement called on the public to refrain from hoarding and panic buying of petrol, adding that NNPC would fix the line as soon as possible.

"What we need from the public is vigilance. We must work together as a team to protect and safeguard the pipeline which is a collective national asset," it added.

- NAN

Tags nnpc ogun
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah.
Liberia: Between Ebola And the ty...

The Sirleaf reign as president, as her stint in America’s big corp, has been tainted with allegations of corruption and nepotism and now with the Ebola epidemic.  Read more...

Submitted by
MARTIN BECK NWORAH
I am sorry

There is always a point in one's life when you'll sit down,shut your outer thoughts and meditate on the things that really matter. Read more...

Submitted by
Ajayi Osahenoma
Heaven and hell

There are two place we all are heading to, Heaven or hell, these two are matters of choice. Read more...

Submitted by
Omorogbe Dan Endurance
Change dear universe

Everything that’s happening in the universe today, are happening as a result of our actions, what we are doing and what we are not doing. Read more...

Submitted by
Chidi Anyaehie
What is Faan up to?

Since the exit of the former aviation minister Stella Odua, FAAN has constituted themselves into another NCS, but that's not all. Read more...

Submitted by
SAMUEL UFOT EKEKERE
Time for change: Now or later

Even amongst people of little or no spiritual attributes, there is a strong tendency towards waiting. Read more...