Fire Guts NPA Head Office
A wing of the Lagos Head office of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), located on Marina Street, Lagos Island, was today’s morning gutted by fire, causing business activities to be paralyzed.
The nationonline reports that findings revealed that the fire affected three offices at the sixth floor of the six storey building.
Officials working on the floor were directed to go back home.
Olaseni Alakija, the Agency’s General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, 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.