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Senate orders NNPC to refund N382m spent on firefighting in Rivers, Lagos

The Senate Tuesday asked the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to refund over N382m the corporation allegedly spent on firefighting operations in Komkom, Rivers state, and Ijegun Lagos state.

“That NNPC (and NPSC) should refund to the treasury, the outrageous sum of three hundred and eighty-two million two hundred and three thousand fifty-five naira seventy-four kobo (N382,203,055.74) only it claimed to have used in firefighting operation in Komkom and provide evidence of compliance to the committee on downstream petroleum sector,” the chairman of an ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the explosion in Komkom, and in Ijegun, Lagos state Abdullahi Gobir said.

“That the incidents in Rivers and Lagos states were avoidable if the NNPC/NPSC and the contractors maintaining and monitoring the pipelines were proactive,”

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