NNPC restores vandalised Benin-Warri, Kaduna-Jos pipelines

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Wednesday said the vandalised Benin-Warri and Kaduna-Jos pipelines have been repaired and pumping of petroleum products have resumed.
Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Tumini E. Green, made this known on Tuesday in a press statement and also condemned the persistent attack on PPMC pipelines, stressing that pipeline vandalism has cost the corporation several billions of naira that would have impacted positively on the national economy.
“As soon as we got wind of attacks on our Benin-Warri pipelines and Kaduna-Jos pipelines, we mobilised to the areas affected and as we speak, the lines have been repaired and we have resumed pumping of petroleum products through those pipelines. Unfortunately, these vandals attacked our personnel who were on hand to effect repairs on the vandalised pipelines,” Green disclosed.
She informed that even though two lives were lost in the Kaduna-Jos incident, no life was lost in the Benin-Warri incident, adding that the two injured and are responding to treatment.
The NNPC spokesperson called on the state government, local government, community leaders, relevant stakeholders and the public to join hands in protecting the PPMC pipelines and other infrastructure in order for the Federal Government to generate sufficient revenue from petroleum products that would be used in providing infrastructural facilities and to curtail environmental degradation.