By Gabriel Atumeyi
365Daily – An electrical surge on Wednesday caused a fire which affected a section of the headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority.
It was learnt that the incident affected business activities at the NPA office.
Confirming the incident, the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Mr Olaseni Alakija, disclosed that the fire only affected a wing of NPA’s headquarters.
In a statement, Alakija said the fire incident affected three offices on the sixth floor of the Broad Street wing of NPA headquarters.
He 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.”
Alakija further assured that no sensitive documents were lost.
The fire outbreak 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.