A minor fire incidence that occurred at the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) on new year day has been put out reports the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited.
The company said the incident, which occured as a result of a spark when a 33,000 litre truck was discharging naphtha into a tank at the redinery, was brought under control within two hours.
A statement by the NNPC Spokesperson, Garba Deen Mohammed, said the management of the refinery led by the Managing Director, who was at the scene supervising the fire fighting operations, immediately mobilized the safety structure at the PHRC, with support from the Federal Fire service, to successfully bring the fire under control.
“The management of the PHRC wishes to reassure Nigerians resident in the neighbourhood of the facility that they have no cause to worry about the incident, and to also affirm that the safety of life and of property are at the top of its priority list,” the statement said.
The company reported that the incident affected only the discharging truck and the pump bay. No other property was damaged.
“The management and staff of the PHRC hereby extends its profound appreciations to all those that contributed in bringing a speedy end to the incidence; while wishing all Nigerians a very happy and fulfilling New Year 2022,” the statement said.