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NNPC Clarifies Viral Video of Pipeline Leakage in Aboru, Lagos

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NNPC Clarifies Viral Video of Pipeline Leakage in Aboru, Lagos
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has clarified that a viral video showing a pipeline leakage in Aboru, Lagos, is actually three years old. The incident took place in July 2020 near the Atlas Cove-Mosimi on the System 2B pipeline. The NNPC confirmed that when the video came to their attention, their pipeline team responded promptly, only to find out that no such incident had occurred. The company emphasized that the mentioned pipeline has not been operational in 2023 and currently only contains water.

In a recent statement, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) addressed a viral video that depicted a pipeline leakage in Aboru, Lagos. According to the company's spokesperson, Garba Deen Muhammad, the incident shown in the video actually occurred in July 2020, close to the Atlas Cove-Mosimi on the System 2B pipeline.

The NNPC clarified that the video, which has been circulating on social media, is three years old and should be disregarded in its entirety. Upon discovering the existence of the video, the pipeline team swiftly responded and visited the location mentioned in the video. To their surprise, they confirmed that no such incident had taken place.

The company also stressed that the pipeline shown in the video has not been operational in 2023 and is currently filled with water, not petroleum products. It is important for the general public, especially the communities in the Aboru area of Lagos State, to be aware of this fact and disregard any rumors or concerns related to the old video.

This clarification from the NNPC aims to provide accurate information and dispel any misinformation that may be causing unnecessary alarm within the community. It highlights the importance of verifying the authenticity and timeliness of videos and news circulating on social media platforms.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited assures the public of its commitment to safety and maintenance of its pipelines. It remains vigilant and continuously monitors its operational facilities to prevent any potential leaks or accidents.

However, it is essential for individuals to remain cautious and report any suspicious activities or signs of pipeline leaks to the appropriate authorities. Safety and prompt response are key to preventing and minimizing any potential damage or harm.

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