A section of the headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority was gutted by fire on Wednesday but no sensitive documents were lost in the incident, NPA spokesman, Olaseni Alakija, said.
This fire incident 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 fire was caused by an electrical surge.
Alakija, who is the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of NPA, said the fire only affected a wing of the headquarters building.
He explained, in a statement, that the fire incident affected three offices on the sixth floor of the Broad Street wing of NPA headquarters.
He said, “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.
“Operatives of the NPA Fire Service Department immediately mobilised 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 two desktops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot.”