Fire outbreak at NPA Headquarters



The  management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) yesterday announced a fire outbreak at its Marina Headquarters.

In a statement  signed by Olaseni Alakija, the General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications and obtained by our reporter, the  fire incident suspected to have been triggered by an electrical surge affected three offices on the 6th floor of the Broad Street wing of the agency’s headquarters.

The office of the managing director is located on 6th floor of the building.

The operatives of the NPA Fire Service do were however 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 said to be the legal department of the agency where two 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”, the statement declared.

It could be recalled that the substantial part of the NPA headquarters, including the management car park, were torched by Endsars protesters last year October.

The authority suffered huge loses as offices equipment, several vehicles and other valuables, were burnt.

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