After property worth billions of naira were destroyed when ruffians set NPA Headquarters on fire during the @EndSARS protest, fire outbreak on Wednesday has again destroyed valuables worth millions of naira at the Headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), on Broad street, Lagos.
The fire which was said to have been triggered by an electrical surge, affected three offices on the 6th floor of the building but no life was lost.
Source who spoke on condition of anonymity disclosed that they were just settling down for the day’s job when the fire started.
The source said those on the affected floor were asked to stay at a point on the ground floor where head count of those on duty was taken by the safety officers.
General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication of NPA, Olaseni Alakija, who confirmed the incident, said officials of the NPA Fire Service Department immediately mobilised to the scene and promptly doused the fire.
Alakija said in line with safety protocols, the affected floor had since been cordoned off and investigations were 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.