Reports reaching us is that a section of the headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has been gutted by fire.
This is coming 11 months after property worth billions of naira were destroyed after protesters set the NPA headquarters on fire during the #EndSARS protest in October 2020.
It was learnt that the early Wednesday, September fire was caused by an electrical surge. According to eyewitnesses, the fire incident affected business activities at NPA office.
General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Mr. Olaseni Alakija, confirmed the incident, saying the fire only affected a wing of NPA’s headquarters.
“In the early hours of Wednesday 22nd September 2021, a fire incident suspected to have been triggered by an electrical surge affected three offices on the sixth floor of the Broad Street wing of the Nigerian Ports Authority Headquarters,” he said.
“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,” he continued.
“The fire affected one office where two desktops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot,” he also added.
Alakija then assured Nigerians that sens*tive documents were not lost.