Lagos — The Headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, on Marina in Lagos was yesterday morning gutted by fire suspected to have been triggered by an electrical surge.
In a statement, Olaseni Alakija General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications, said that three offices on the 6th floor of the Broad Street wing of the NPA were affected by the fire adding that the quick intervention of the agency fire department was able to contain the fire and stopped its spread.
Part f the statement reads: “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 desk tops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot.
“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 and normalcy has been restored and that our operations have not been disrupted in anyway.”