Fire breaks out at NPA Lagos office

NPA Apapa Ports Complex

Fire broke out on Wednesday at a wing of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters in Lagos.

NPA spokesman Olaseni Alakija made this known in a statement, saying the fire was suspected to have been triggered by an electrical surge.

He said the fire outbreak affected three offices on the sixth floor of the Broad Street wing of NPA headquarters.

“Operatives of the NPA Fire Service Department immediately mobilised 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 desktops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot,” he said.

Mr Alakija said the management appreciated the prompt response and professionalism of the firemen and personnel of the NPA security department.

He assured that no sensitive documents were lost and normalcy has been restored, while operations continue without any disruption.