by Dolapo Adelana
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said no life or sensitive materials was lost at the fire outbreak that occurred at the commission headquarters on Monday in Abuja.
The commission’s Director of Voter educationa and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He said the incident was minor and was quickly brought under control.
Osaze-Uzzi said the incident happened 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.
He said normal work activities resumed at about 3 p.m. in the affected area after it was cleaned by staff.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.