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Fire destroys Nigerian Ports Authority hqts in Lagos

No sensitive document was lost in the fire -- Spokesman


Fire has gutted the corporate headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Lagos.

The fire which disrupted business activities at the office occurred early Wednesday.

According to reports, the fire which was caused by an electrical surge only damaged some offices on the sixth floor of the complex.

Persecondnews recalls that in October 2020 hoodlums who hijacked #EndSARS protest had set fire to the NPA headquarters destroying property worth millions of naira.



Commenting on the incident, the
General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Mr Olaseni Alakija, said no sensitive document was lost in the fire.

He said in a statement: “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.”


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