Monday the 27th of April will always remain an indelible day in the minds of the franchise owner of an NNPC gas station situated on Yaya Abatan road in Ogba, Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area. The inferno destroyed properties worth millions of naira. Burnt alongside the filling station was a car dealer’s outlet stocked with state of the art cars. Additionally, some neighborhood supermarkets and other businesses were also affected by the ravaging inferno
In conversation with City Pride Magazine, a Member of Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ifako Ijaiye Constituency, Hon Adedeji Temitope Adewale who was ground to monitor the situation applauded official of Lagos State Government comprising team of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Fire Service and other agencies like Police, Nigeria Civil Defense Corp, Lagos State Neighborhood Corp for their quick response to battle and curtail the spread of fire outbreak in NNPC filling state at Ogba, Lagos
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Fire Service has said  the fire incident at a NNPC filling station, Ogba on Monday was caused by the discharge of diesel into the filling station underground storage facility from a 45,000 fully laden tanker belonging to Lado Oil.

According to a situation report from the Acting Head, Lagos State Fire Service, Mrs Margaret Adeseye, the agency was able to put out the fire with the help of Federal Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA), MAN Fire Department and Nigerian Storage Petroleum Marketing Company Fire Department of NNPC.

The statement read: “After a free fire related emergency weekend which witnessed no incident, came an alert to Yaya Abatan, College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos at about 1252hrs, Monday, April 27, 2020.

“The Acting Head of the Lagos State Fire Service  swiftly mobilized Alausa, Ikeja, Agege and Isolo Fire Stations to the scene of emergency which set the internet agog.

“On arrival, it was discovered that it was a fire involving NNPC Petroleum Filling Station which went on flame from an incident of being restocked.

“The challenges encountered in managing the helpful but wild crowd took time for the fire to effectively be managed. However, the filling station was salvaged from being completely burnt as only one dispensing machine was severely burnt while another was partially affected.

“Also, a section of the one storey mart was severely destroyed by Fire as well as the adjoining car mart with about eight vehicles.

“The preliminary investigation into the cause of incident revealed the Fire emanated from the discharging of diesel into the filling station underground storage facility from a 45,000 fully laden tanker belonging to Lado Oil.

“It is suffix to note that the incident management was supervised by the Honourable Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Engr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins.

“Other respondents include Federal Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA), MAN Fire Department and Nigerian Storage Petroleum Marketing Company Fire Department of NNPC, Chairman of Ifako Ijaiye Local Government, Apostle Toba Oke and his vice, Hon. Usman Hamzat, Baale of Yaya Abatan, Chief Adeola Yaya Abatan and prominent people from the local government

“The Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corp, team of Policemen and Nigeria Civil 
Defence Corps were on ground to manage the crowd.”

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