The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has confirmed that a fire incident, reported at one of its depots in Ibadan earlier today, has been put under control by rescue team who responded to call from the facility operator.
As gathered, the depot, operating by corporation’s Downstream subsidiary, Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC) in Ibadan, came under a claimed minor fire incident caused by fuel trucks at the loading bay.
It said that the fire which was reported around 12.50 p.m Wednesday was immediately brought under control by a team of NPSC fire fighters within the precinct of the facility.
The Managing Director, NPSC Luke Anele, said a team of NPSC experts were on their ways 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.
The statement enjoined motorists not to engage in panic buying of petroleum products.
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