The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has confirmed that there was a fire incident at a wing of it’s headquaters in Lagos.
The General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija, confirmed the incident on Wednesday in a statement.
TheFact Nigeria reports that this is coming 11 months after property worth billions of naira were destroyed after protesters set the NPA headquarters on fire during #EndSARS protest in October 2020.
Alakija disclosed that the fire incident suspected to have been triggered by an electrical surge, affected three offices on the 6th floor of the Broad Street wing of NPA headquarters.
The general manager said, “In the early hours of Wednesday 22nd September, 2021 a fire incident suspected to have been triggered by an electrical surge affected three offices on the sixth floor of the Broad Street wing of the Nigerian Ports Authority 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 two desk tops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot.”
He said the management of NPA appreciate the prompt response and professionalism of the firemen and personnel of the NPA security department.
Alakija assured Nigerians that sensitive documents were not lost.