Fire guts ministry of finance Abuja headquarters

Zainab Ahmed

Fire broke out on Wednesday morning at the federal ministry of finance headquarters in the central area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Spokesperson of the Federal Fire Service Abraham Paul confirmed the incident as firefighters battle to put out the fire.

However, the ministry which is controlled by Zainab Ahmed described the development in a tweet as an “incident”.

“The Federal Ministry of Finance HQ is not on fire as reported on social media. Rather, there was an incident on the corridor in the basement involving an isolated battery Pack (photo inset). It was quickly put out by the security personnel on duty,” it said.