OYOGist.com has learned that the Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said the truth concerning the Lagos pipeline explosion has been hidden. He said this via his official twitter handle on Monday.
NNPC has earlier said the explosion occurred around 9 a.m on Sunday after a truck hit some gas cylinders in a gas processing plant.
The gas plant was located near the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s System 2B pipeline’s right of way.
As at the time of filing this report, no fewer than 17 persons have been confirmed dead and 25 others injured after the explosion rocked the Abule-Ado area, near the International Trade Fair Complex, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos.
More than 50 buildings in the area were affected by the explosion, as hundreds of residents were rendered homeless.
However, Fani-Kayode said the massive destruction witnessed in Abule Ado could not have been caused by the explosion of a gas pipeline as explained by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC).
“What happened in Lagos yesterday was tragic. So much destruction &loss of life. Sad. They say it was caused by the explosion of a gas pipeline but I doubt that. Such massive &widespread destruction cannot be caused by a pipeline explosion. There is more to this than meets the eye,” Fani-Kayode said.