NNPC Towers Not Affected By Inferno


Management of the
NNPC said last Thursday in Abuja that the corporate headquarters of the corporation was not affected by any inferno neither was it bombed by any insurgent group.
The Tide reports that there was a fire outbreak at the Conoil filling station opposite the NNPC towers last Thursday afternoon leading to speculation that the towers was also affected.
In a swift reaction, the General Manager, Media Relations, NNPC, Dr Omar Ibrahim, said NNPC was not affected by the inferno.
He explained that a fuel tanker was off-loading premium motor spirit (petrol) at the filling station across the road, opposite the NNPC Towers, when it suddenly caught fire.
“When the filling station opposite the NNPC Towers Abuja went up in flames last Thursday afternoon, the NNPC, as a socially responsible and responsive corporate body, mobilised its firemen to help in combating the raging inferno.
“I can say without mincing words that the fire incident had nothing to do with and did not cause any explosion in the Towers,’’ he said.
The Tide source reports that there was pandemonium at the filling station when the explosion occurred and it took the efforts of the fire service and other fire teams including that of the NNPC to bring the fire under control.