NNPC in a statement issued in Lagos by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr Kennie Obateru, NNPC wishes all those that sustained injuries in the incident quick recovery. We sympathise with families of the victims of Friday’s fuel tanker fire incident at Obalende area of Lagos.
According to Mr Obateru all the injured persons have been taken to the hospital for treatment, he further stated that a petrol tanker belonging to NPPC’s petroleum products retail affiliate, NNPC Retail Limited, was involved in the road accident while conveying petrol from the Satellite depot to the NNPC Mega Station in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The incident which which occurred around 5p.m. Friday, led to the inferno which consumed the petrol -laden truck in front of a hospital and gas station.
Obateru who thank the people of Lagos around the scene of the incident and fire service personnel who brought the fire under control.