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Business News of Thursday, 23 September 2021


NPA probes fire incident at Lagos headquarters

Nigerian Ports Authority Headquarters Nigerian Ports Authority Headquarters

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 halted activities at the organisation on Wednesday.

Operatives of the NPA Fire Service Department mobilised to the scene and promptly contained the fire. A statement from the General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija, said that in line with safety protocols, the affected floor had been cordoned off and investigations were ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the fire.

According to the GM, 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 said.

Alakija said, “The management of the authority appreciates the prompt response and professionalism of the authority’s fire service and security departments and wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that no sensitive documents were lost.” He added that normalcy had been restored, adding that operations had not been disrupted in any way.