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Properties Destroyed As Fire Guts NPA Headquarters In Lagos

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Headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority

The headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Lagos was gutted by fire on Wednesday, destroying properties worth millions of naira.

Naija News recalls that the building located on Broad Street, Lagos Island was on set on fire by thugs during the #EndSARS protest last year October.

In a statement on Wednesday released by the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication of NPA, Olaseni Alakija, the agency stated that no life was in the inferno.

Alakija disclosed that the fire outbreak was triggered by an electrical surge, adding that the inferno affected three offices on the 6th floor of the building.

He said officials of the NPA Fire Service Department immediately mobilised to the scene and promptly contained the fire.

Alakija said in line with safety protocols, the affected floor has since been cordoned off and investigations were ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the fire.

He said: “The fire affected one office where 2 desktops, 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 any way.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.