Fire Guts NNPC Ibadan Depot
A minor fire incident occurred earlier today at the Ibadan Depot of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the corporation, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, quoted the Managing Director of Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC), Luke Anele, that the incident involved some fuel trucks at the loading bay of the depot.
According to Mr Anele, the fire which was reported around 12:50 pm on Wednesday was immediately brought under control by a team of NPSC firefighters within the precinct of the facility.
Anele said a team of NPSC experts are on their way to the scene of the incident to ascertain the root cause of the fire and the extent of the damage.
The corporation assured that based on preliminary indicators, loading of petroleum products would resume in the depot in a few hours while highlighting that the incident would not disrupt steady petroleum products supply in Ibadan and its environs.
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