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Fire wreaks havoc at NYSC headquarters, Abuja

Confirming the incident, the Director of Press Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, said the fire was immediately extinguished by firefighters from the Federal Capital Territory and the Federal Fire Service.

Early morning fire has destroyed the headquarters of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abuja.

The fire reportedly broke out at 7.30 am when workers were reporting for duty, occurred at the third floor of the six-storey building on Friday.

However, no life is lost in the incident.

Confirming the incident, the Director of Press Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, said the fire was immediately extinguished by firefighters from the Federal Capital Territory and the Federal Fire Service.

Megwa said only the third floor occupied by Planning, Research and Statistics and the General Service Department was affected.

“The fire affected only a particular room where electronic gadgets are kept.

“Fortunately enough, no life was lost and all vital documents were promptly evacuated and safeguarded.

“The management of the scheme heartily appreciates the Federal and FCT Fire Service Departments for their prompt response which minimised the effect of the incident.

“Management also appreciates all security agencies for the invaluable roles they played during the unfortunate incident,” a statement said.

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