The Agency received a distress call via the emergency toll-free line, today Friday, 24th December, 2021 at 12.30am regarding a pipeline explosion at Royal Estate Iyana Odo along LASU-Igando Road.
Immediately, the Emergency Response Plan was activated and the Agency’s Response Team at Igando was deployed.
Consequent upon the arrival of the Team, it was discovered that five 330KV Transmission Powerline Towers collapsed with its power cables, spreading across the two lanes of the Major Road inward and outward Igando-Idimu Road as a result of the impact of a pipeline explosion which occured few metres away from the collapsed Powerline, at Royal Estate, Iyana-Odo inward Igando.
Fortunately, no casualties recorded, however, the G.M Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engineer Ajiboye, was contacted and arrived the scene with his Team to restore normalcy by removing the cables from the road.
In addition, the NNPC maintenance crew was also contacted to shut the valve of the pipeline.
Furthermore, the Agency’s Response Team, after carrying out sensitization, aided the residents of adjoining buildings in vacating the area so as to avert any secondary incident that could lead to loss of lives.
The Agency in collaboration with Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, the Nigeria Police Force, the NNPC, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NPF, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, LNSC, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, PHCN, Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, are the only responders at the scene.
The DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu advises all residents to remain calm and desist from instilling fear in people. He also called on the residents to be security cautious and report any unscrupulous activities around them that could jeopardize human life by calling the emergency toll-free line 767 or 112.
Reconstruction of the fallen cables ongoing by Transmission Company of Nigeria.