A petrol tank farm by Tego Barracks, Iseri Iganmu, Lagos is on fire.
This was disclosed by an eye witness, who said the facility, which is an ex-Oando Terminal, has been in flames for over an hour.
According to the eyewitness, the fire might have been caused by the on-going maintenance (welding works) around the facility.
This is massive…Hope they are able to fight this fire.. pic.twitter.com/tJtrLANBWs
— Louboutin (@Onyewechris10) November 5, 2020
He said, “The fire might be caused as a result of the welding work going on around the tank farm. I could not see any firefighter around as at the time I saw the flames.”
When Nairametrics contacted Oando, a source in the company said, “We divested out of that business, it’s OVH.”
But the men of the Federal Fire Service are now on ground as it also confirmed the incident via its Twitter handle.
It tweeted, “Men of rhe Federal Fire Service are currently battling the fire at Oando Tank Farm by Tego Barracks.”
Men of the Federal fire service are currently battling the fire at OANDO tank farm by Tego Baracks, Sari Igamu. Stay safe and stay out of the fire scene. pic.twitter.com/oEePCtfJBu
— Federal Fire Service (@Fedfireng) November 5, 2020
What you should know
Last month, Nairametrics reported that the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), promised to enforce safety practices in tank farms operating in the country, and will not allow it to be compromised.
The disclosure was made by DPR’s Zonal Operations Controller, in Port Harcourt, Mr. Bassey Nkanga, during a tour of tank farms with the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee, on the relocation of tank farms from residential areas.
He said, “DPR will continue to improve, we talk safety and safety is our watchword. The oil and gas industry knows that our vision on safety, cannot be compromised. But in the event of lapses, we allow room for correction until the required compliance level is met in terms of minimum safety requirements.”