Halt Pipeline Explosions, Senate Tells NNPC, PPMC

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Energy

Thursday, July 11,2019

The Senate yesterday directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) to improve its security network for its pipelines as a means to halt increasing cases of pipeline explosions.

The lawmakers also asked NNPC and PPMC to reconsider the engagement communities and local vigilantes in its security architecture.

The resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion titled “Ijegun pipeline explosion: Urgent need to prevent pipeline vandalism and explosion resulting in deaths and massive destruction of property” sponsored by Senator Solomon Adeola (Lagos West).

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