The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has revealed the cause of the fire at its Headquarters in Lagos.
A statement by the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija, said that the fire which started in the early hours of Wednesday was caused by an electrical surge.
The statement said that the fire incident affected three offices on the sixth floor of the Broad Street wing of NPA headquarters.
He said, “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 sixth floor of the Broad Street wing of the Nigerian Ports Authority 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 two desk tops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot.”