Lagos Inferno: The explosion that rocked Nigeria - BBC Africa Eye documentary

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An explosion in Lagos, Nigeria rocked the city to its core. 23 people were killed, and a girls’ boarding school totally destroyed. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the country’s state-owned oil firm, said the blast in March occurred as a result of a truck that hit gas cylinders near one of its petroleum pipelines. But BBC Africa Eye’s investigation indicates this explanation for the cause of the blast, that decimated over 100,000 square metres of the city, is wrong.

For the past 6 years I have written and published various peer reviewed papers on the poor safety conditions of NNPC pipelines in Nigeria and the risks associated to these conditions. Unfortunately it took a disaster for my warnings be brought to light, thanks to the BBC. The BBC invited my contribution which supported the development of the decumentry 

Period21 Sep 2020

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  • TitleLagos Inferno: The explosion that rocked Nigeria - BBC Africa Eye documentary
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC Africa Eye’s
    Media typeTelevision
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/09/20
    DescriptionAn explosion in Lagos, Nigeria rocked the city to its core. 23 people were killed, and a girls’ boarding school totally destroyed. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the country’s state-owned oil firm, said the blast in March occurred as a result of a truck that hit gas cylinders near one of its petroleum pipelines. But BBC Africa Eye’s investigation indicates this explanation for the cause of the blast, that decimated over 100,000 square metres of the city, is wrong.

    For the past 6 years I have written and published various peer reviewed papers on the poor safety conditions of NNPC pipelines in Nigeria and the risks associated to these conditions. Unfortunately it took a disaster for my warnings be brought to light, thanks to the BBC.

    The BBC invited me to contribute to the report and I was glad to do so. I provided expert comments that helped with the investigation and further contributed to the report in person
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08s3v9g
    PersonsAmbi Ambituuni

Keywords

  • BBC Africa Eye’s
  • Pipeline Safety
  • NNPC
  • Nigeria
  • Risk management