Disaster was on Saturday averted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos after a tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit lost balance and spilled its contents on the major road leading to the nation’s busiest airport.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident which occurred about 10a.m caused heavy vehicular traffic around the airport and its environs for several hours.
A reliable source from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria Fire Service Department told NAN that the disaster was averted by the prompt action taken by both FAAN firefighters and the Lagos State Fire Fighters.
DSP Joseph Alabi, a spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, who also confirmed the incident to NAN, commended the roles played by all agencies to avert the disaster.
Alabi said following the incident, the Police from Area F Command and traffic officials embarked on rerouting vehicles coming and going into the airport to ease the traffic gridlock.
He said vehicles coming from Ikeja were directed to use the newly constructed Airport Road via Oshodi while those exiting were diverted to the MMA1 to link up with the Agege Motor Road via National.
NAN reports that as of the time of filing this report efforts were being made to tow the fallen truck away.