Nigeria LNG Ltd has issued a press release denying recent local reports that an airborne disorder from dangerous gas at its LNG facility in Bonny has hospitalised a number of its staff and community residents.
The reports alleged that over 50 of Nigeria LNG’s staff and community residents are seriously “sick and hospitalised” as a result of the airborne disorder, which was said to be related to routine maintenance work undertaken at the LNG facility.
Nigeria LNG said: “We wish to state for avoidance of doubt that the allegation is false and irresponsible.
“While there has been scheduled maintenance work going on in a section of our facility in Bonny since January, this is a routine activity to keep the plant reliability at world class levels, an activity which we are proud to have carried out safely and efficiently annually over the past 15 years without negative incident, and are currently doing so once again.
“[Nigeria LNG] 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 [Nigeria LNG] has been contacted to date on this issue. We are therefore compelled to view the conduct of the fabricators of this falsehood only as ill motivated and bizarre.”
Nigeria LNG also assured its shareholders 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.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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