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NPA goes up in flame in Lagos



Fire has said to have gutted the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday morning.

The fire, according to a report emanated from the Marina office department and escalated to affect three offices at the sixth floor of the six storey building.

The General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija, confirmed the incident in a statement saying the situation has been brought under control while no casualty was recorded.

“In the early hours of Wednesday 22nd September, 2021 a fire incident suspected to have been triggered by an electrical surge affected 3 offices on the 6th floor of the Broad Street wing of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) 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 2 desk tops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot,” he said.

However, Officials working on the floor have been directed to go back home for the meantime.