The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday debunks the rumor that a possible fire outbreak from a damage point on its pipeline at Aboru Canal in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos.
It calls on members of the public to discountenance such report.
It said there was no such hazard as the line in question had since been shut down for repairs and presently contains only water.
The corporation explained in a statement that the Atlas Cove-Mosimistretch of the System 2B Pipeline was shut down on June 25 to enable the comprehensive maintenance of some segments of the pipeline.
It said the repair work was on the last stage of completion which involves hydro-testing, a process of pumping of water through the entire pipeline for integrity test and leak detection, to ascertain availability of the pipeline for pumping products.
The oil firm urged residents of the affected community to remain calm as there was no possibility of fire erupting from the leakage point.