The management of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has disputed a report that some staff and community residents were seriously ‘sick and hospitalised’ as a result of ‘airborne disorder from dangerous gas related to routine maintenance work being undertaken at our facility in Bonny.
In a statement by the General Manager External Relations of Nigeria LNG Limited, Kudo Eresia-Eke, the company said: “Nigeria LNG’s (NLNG) attention has been drawn to a recent news story on a Nigerian social media platforms alleging that over 50 of our staff and community residents are seriously ‘sick and hospitalised’ as a result of ‘airborne disorder from dangerous gas related to routine maintenance work being undertaken at our facility in Bonny. We wish to state for avoidance of doubt that the allegation is false and irresponsible.”
The company said that though there has been scheduled maintenance work going on in a section of its facility in Bonny since January, it is a routine activity to keep the plant reliability at world class levels, adding that it is an activity which it is proud to have carried out safely and efficiently annually over the past 15 years without negative incident, and is are currently doing so once again.
“NLNG officials have always been available to respond to or confirm any information related to our company and our business, but we can state that no one at NLNG has been contacted to date on this issue,” the statement said, adding that the company is compelled to view the conduct of the fabricators of this falsehood only as ill motivated and bizarre.
“NLNG wishes to assure all relevant stakeholders that it continues to conduct its activities in line with regulations and best practice, and is proud to point out that its safety records stand out as one of the best in the industry today,” it stated.