September 26, 2022

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Just in: Fire breaks out at NPA headquarters in Lagos

There has been a fire outbreak at a section of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters in Lagos.

General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija, in a statement said that the fire incident, which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday was triggered by an electrical surge and affected 3 offices on the 6th floor of the building.

He said, “In the early hours of Wednesday, a fire incident suspected to have been triggered by an electrical surge affected 3 offices on the 6th floor of the Broad Street wing of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Headquarters.

“Operatives of the NPA Fire Service Department immediately mobilized to the scene and promptly contained the fire.

“In line with safety protocols, the affected floor has since been cordoned off and investigations are ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the fire.

“The fire affected one office where 2 desk tops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot.

“The Management of the Authority appreciates the prompt response and professionalism of the Authority’s Fire service and security departments and wishes to assure all stakeholders and  the general public that no sensitive documents were lost and normalcy has been restored and that our operations have not been disrupted in anyway,” he said.

Last year, a part of the NPA headquarters in Lagos was set ablaze by hoodlums involved in the #EndSARS protests.