Fire guts NPA headquarters

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Business activities at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters were disrupted on Wednesday morning when a fire gutted a wing of its Marina office in Lagos.

Findings revealed that the fire affected three offices at the sixth floor of the six storey building.

Officials working on the floor were directed to go back home.

Its General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija, confirmed the incident in a statement saying the situation had been brought under control while no casualty was recorded.

“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 6th floor of the Broad Street wing of the Nigerian Ports Authority Headquarters.

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“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 two desk tops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot,” he said.

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