The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Apata Ibadan Depot on Wednesday gutted fire.
According to an official of the NNPC who don’t want his name mentioned disclosed that the incident occurred in the loading section of the depot.
The development has caused traffic logjam for motorists plying Apata-Abeokuta road.
No official statement yet on the casualty as at the time of filing this report.
Men of the state fire service were battling hard to put off the fire as at the time of this report.
The depot which was reopened two years ago for operation after years of neglect, was part of the turn around maintenance of the government to ease fuel loading and distribution.
The then NNPC Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, said that President Muhammadu Buhari was concerned about ease of fuel distribution and supply to every part of the company, which he said informed his commitment to upgrading of storage facilities across Nigeria.
He maintained that the reopening of the depot would ease the stress of transporting fuel from Lagos to Ibadan.