NEMA, SEMA cordon off Enugu Natural Gas discovery site

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The Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has notified the public about the gas leak which has culminated in a fire outbreak at Caritas University, Emene, Enugu.

Nkechi Eneh, Executive Secretary, SEMA in collaboration with NEMA said it activated the relevant emergency stakeholders including Fire Service (State, Federal and FAAN fire department), NNPC, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), and Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority who are on ground to provide immediate technical assessment and solution regarding the leakage and raging fire.

She quoted the DG NOSDRA, Mr. Idris Musa, as saying the gas leak was caused by borehole drilling activities which hit a gas reservoir.

It said the area affected has long been cordoned off and firefighters are permanently stationed at the incident scene so as to avert the spread of the fire and any form of disaster.

“SEMA, therefore, advises the public to be calm as necessary steps have been taken to avert any disaster from the incident scene”.