The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said on Saturday the agency monitored the repair of the vandalized pipeline at Mosan, Ipaja area of the state by officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Oke-Osanyintolu, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Lagos, said the agency was informed early on Saturday morning about an uncontrolled leakage of petrol (Premium Motor Spirit) along NNPC Pipeline in Aboru off Kakatin Road, Ipaja, Lagos.
He said the LASEMA responders discovered that the leakage emanated from a major NNPC pipeline which had been tampered with through an illegal set up designed to continuously divert and siphon fuel.
The LASEMA chief said: “The NNPC repair team had secured the pipe and the leakage had been addressed.
“We urge well-meaning members of the public to report the unsavoury elements endangering lives and property for selfish purposes to the appropriate authorities whenever they find out.”