Title Lagos Inferno: The explosion that rocked Nigeria - BBC Africa Eye documentary Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet BBC Africa Eye’s Media type Television Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 21/09/20 Description 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 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
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08s3v9g Persons Ambi Ambituuni
- BBC Africa Eye’s
- Pipeline Safety
- Risk management