Fire guts NPA headquarters in Island, Lagos
Fire guts NPA headquarters in Island, Lagos

An early morning inferno, yesterday, gutted the headquarters of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Lagos.

General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija, in a statement, said the incident, which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, was suspected to be triggered by an electrical surge and affected three offices on the sixth floor of the building on Broad Street.

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

According to him, in line with safety protocols, the affected floor has been cordoned off and investigations are ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the inferno.

Alakija noted that the fire affected an office, where two desk tops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost, while two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot.

“The Management of the Authority appreciates the prompt response and professionalism of its fire service

and security departments and wishes to assure all stakeholders and the public that no sensitive documents were lost, and normalcy has been restored and that our operations have not been disrupted in any way,” he added.

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