By Anayo Korie / Ag Energy Editor
Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) has alerted members of the public on the dangers of encroaching on the pathway of gas pipelines, in a campaign targeting its business areas in Ogun, Rivers and Abia states.
The exercise has already held in Ogun State, with SNG and its Right-of-Way campaign partner, the African Foundation for Environment and Development, sensitized communities in Ijoko, Itoki and Ota in Ado Odo-Ota Local Government, on the dangers of vandalising pipelines, bush-burning, and construction of structures on and around gas pipelines.
SNG Managing Director, Toyin Adenuga. who spoke at the event said that the campaign was targeted to protect both Shell interests ,the people and the environment where oil and gas business is done.
“The campaign goes beyond our business interests. It is rather more about safety of lives and property. People who build on gas pipelines risk losing everything including their lives and things they’ve worked hard for. The campaign is to make them to realise that the risk is not worth it,” he noted
He said SNG would continue to engage the communities as partners to promote the company’s safety culture and respect for the environment.
Daily independent gathered that the campaign will be taken to Port Harcourt and Aba where gas pipeline Right-of-Way surveillance contractors will dedicate one day to walk through SNG pipeline routes distributing flyers and other enlightenment materials.
Source : Independent