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Nigeria: Cooking Gas Marketers Allege Sabotage in Lagos Plant Fire

Nigeria: Cooking Gas Marketers Allege Sabotage in Lagos Plant Fire

Marketers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), better known as cooking gas, have alleged that the recent fire that gutted a gas plant in the Magodo area of Lagos on January 15, 2018 was caused by an act of sabotage.

Speaking to journalists at the weekend after he led the governing council of the Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) on a visit to the affected plant, the President of NALPGAM, Mr. Nosa Ogieva-Okunbor alleged that unknown person had tampered with the valve of the LPG truck belonging to Second Coming Nigeria Limited, which had parked for over 48 hours, before it leaked and caught fire.

Ogieva-Okunbor further disclosed that when the incident occurred, the association set up an investigative committee, which has submitted its preliminary report.

According to him, the Lagos State Safety Commission and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), which is the apex regulator of the oil and gas, have also commenced their independent investigations.

 

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