Wednesday, January 13, 2016
NNPC Tanker Catches Fire At Filling Station
A petrol tanker belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has caught fire while discharging fuel in a filling station in Abuja.
Daily Post reports that the incident happened on Tuesday, January 12 as the tanker was discharging fuel at a filling station along Abdulsalami Abukakar Way, Apo.
The cause of the fire was still unknown as the tanker which was
loaded with 45,000 litres of petrol completely burnt down. Part of the filling station was also touched by the inferno.
Operatives of the fire service were able to put off the fire.
Mr. Jaji Abdulganiyu, the operations commander of the federal fire service assured the people that they were available to always handle fire situations.
“Our officers will always respond promptly whenever they are called upon for emergency situations like this.”
He advised Nigerians to put measures in place to prevent fire disaster.
Mr. Jeremiah Abimaje, the branch manager of the NNPC station confirmed the incident. He said however that the cause was unknown.
Emmanuel Ibe kachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum said that the federal government was working out plans for the NNPC
to establish more mega petrol stations.
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