Fire in Finance Ministry building under control

The Federal Ministry of Finance building in the Central Area of Abuja has been engulfed by fire.

The Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Tanko Abdulahi, who confirmed the incident said “there was a fire between last night and early this morning but has since been put out*” Fire was at basement only”
The spokesperson of the Ministry Olajide Oshundun said at about 6:50 am some staff of the Ministry noticed smoke emanating from the room that housed the battery for the inverter.

Necessary alarm was raised and the internally provided fire fighting equipment were deployed and within about 15-20 minutes the fire was put under control.

Information was also sent to the Federal Fire Service system before they came everything has been brought under control.

The fire emanated from an exploded battery which then affected other batteries about 10 to 16 batteries were affected.

It only affected the battery compartment at the base of the Ministry, it did not affect other parts of the building.

The Spokesperson of the Federal Fire Service Abraham Paul confirmed the incident.

Fire in Finance Ministry building under control

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