Fire razes NNPC exploration site

Pic.1. From third right: Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva; King Kroma Eleki, Chairman of Kula Supreme Rulers/Member, Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers; Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the NNPC and other traditional rulers during the joint visit of stakeholders to Oil Mining Licence (OML) 25 communities and its facilities in Rivers on Saturday (28/9/19). 06391/28/9/2019/Jones Bamidele/NAN

A fire has razed down vital documents at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil exploration site in Keana Local Government of Nasarawa State.

Witnesses said the fire started on Thursday evening and was contained around midnight.

The member representing Keana Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Mohammed Adamu Omadefu paid an on-the-spot assessment visit to the site on Friday.

Adamu Omadefu, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Information sympathised with the people of Keana, the state and the Federal Government over the unfortunate incident.

The lawmaker said, “I was informed that the fire destroyed some containers, computers, vital documents in the administration section of the site.”

He called on the federal government not to be deterred by the fire outbreak but to continue its work on the site in the interest of development.

Director of Nasarawa State Fire Service, Alhaji Dalhatu Dogara confirmed the incident, saying “The fire started at 8:20 pm and we contained it at 11 pm. The fire started from the generator room, spread and engulfed three containers and three cars, but no life was lost.”

Daily Trust