The Nigerian Ports Authority’s headquarters has been gutted by fire
Iexclusive News Nigeria reports that a fire burned a wing of the Nigerian Ports Authority’s (NPA) Marina office in Lagos on Wednesday morning, disrupting business operations at the NPA’s headquarters.
The fire damaged three offices on the sixth floor of the six-story structure, according to the findings.
Officials on the floor were instructed to return home.
Olaseni Alakija, the company’s General Manager of Corporate and Strategic Communications, acknowledged the event in a statement, saying the situation had been brought under control and that no casualties had been reported.
“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 desktops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot,” he said.