OVH Energy, the company whose Apapa petroleum products storage facility was involved in a recent fire incident, has reiterated its commitment to maintaining higher safety standards in its operations and assured communities where it operates of better environmental management.
The energy firm also made known to Apapa residents and the general public that the fire which gutted its tank farm was finally able to be put out at 04:43 am on Saturday, October 7.
In a statement, the company said, “We wish to express our sincerest appreciation to all stakeholders and individuals who contributed to the timely management and extinguishing of the fire incident at OVH Energy terminal 1, at Apapa, Lagos.
In its statement, the energy company said, “We commend the invaluable efforts and support of the Federal Fire Service; Adova Plc; NPA; Lagos State Fire Service; 11 Plc; MRS; UBA; NEMA; LASEMA; Julius Berger; NNPC; NIPCO; NAPIMS; Folawiyo Energy Ltd; Total Nigeria Plc; HOGL Energy Ltd, Nigerian Army; Nigerian Navy; Nigerian Police; Union and our host communities in the management of the outbreak.
“To the general public who contributed in one way or the other in extinguishing the outbreak, accept our deepest appreciation”.
The company said that as a responsible corporate citizen its priority remained the safety of life and property of all stakeholders, adding, “We are committed to a goal of zero health and safety incident, so we have commenced an immediate investigation of the cause of the fire.”
It will be recalled, as reported by NOGSpeed, that immediately after the Apapafire incident took place, the affected company, OVH Marketing Limited, a leading member of MOMAN, initiated an emergency response plan and activated the Joint Emergency Response Plan, engaging various MOMAN members who have facilities in the Apapa area of Lagos to assist in containing, controlling, and extinguishing the fire.