March 4, 2024

NPA fire, a minor blip– Alakija

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By Okezie Nnadi

The Nigerian Ports Authority has described the fire incident at its Marina Head office as a minor blip.

The fire outbreak which occurred at the early hours of Wednesday 22nd September, 2021 was suspected to have been triggered by an electrical surge which 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.

Working in line with safety protocols, the management has since cordoned off affected floors as 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.

In a statement made Public by Mr Olaseni Alakija, GM Corporate and Strategic Communications, the Authority assured 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”.

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