NPA blames electric surge as fire guts its headquarters in Lagos


… Says further investigations ongoing

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said that it suspects the early morning fire incident at its headquarters at Marina, Lagos yesterday was caused by electric surge.

The Authority in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, NPA, Olaseni Alakija noted that the fire which broke out in the early hours of yesterday affected three offices on the 6th floor of the Broad Street wing of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Headquarters.

It further informed that the fire affected one office where two desk tops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost adding that two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot.

NPA disclosed that operatives of the NPA Fire Service Department immediately mobilized to the scene and promptly contained the fire.

It added that “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 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.

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