NPA headquarters gutted by fire again

Headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Broad street, Lagos was on Wednesday September 22 gutted by fire. 

 

The fire which was reportedly triggered by an electrical surge, affected three offices on the 6th floor of the building but no life was lost.

 

General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication of NPA, Olaseni Alakija, who confirmed the incident, said officials of the NPA Fire Service Department immediately mobilised to the scene and promptly contained the fire.

 

The affected floor had since been cordoned off and investigations are ongoing in line with safety protocols. 

 

Alakija said; 

 

“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.

“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.”

 

This is coming months after the building was set on fire by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest.