Fire guts INEC HQ, Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said no life or sensitive materials was lost at  the fire outbreak that occurred at the Commission headquarters in Abuja on Monday.  


Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the Commission’s Director of Voter education and publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi said the incident was minor and was quickly brought under control.

Osaze-Uzzi said the incident happened at 1 p.m. at the first floor of the commission headquarters.

“It was a minor fire incident and the officers of the Fire Service and staff of the commission put it off with the use of fire extinguisher.

“There is nothing to worry about the incident; nobody was injured, no loss of life, and no loss of sensitive documents to the fire outbreak’’.

He said normal work activities resumed at about 3 p.m. in the affected area after it was cleaned by staff.



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