Accountant-General’s office: Gutted by fire


Accountant General Office, Abuja

Some rooms at the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Abuja popularly known as Treasure House has been gutted by fire in the early hours of Wednesday 8/4/2020, Fire Fighters Magazine gathered

The FCT Commissioner of police, Mr Bala Ciroma who acted as the incident commander at the scene of the incident coordinated the arrival of first responders of emergency who on alert turn out from the Federal Fire Service, FCT Fire Service, NNPC Fire unit and Julius Berger Fire Unit to contain the fire.

Speaking to correspondent at the scene of the incident, Bala Ciroma said, since we share a common boundary with the office of the accountant general, our men were first contacted and we quickly call the Federal Fire Service who turn out in less than five minutes to curtail the inferno.

And as at the time of filing this report property worth millions of naira have been destroyed to the inferno and no life has been lost.

The public relations officer of the Federal Fire Service DSF Ugo Huan Sandra, said the control room of the service was contacted at 10:10am and our men arrive the scene of the incident at 10:15am to put out the fire and stop further spread.

Ugo Huan said, investigation are still on-going to know the root cause of the fire outbreak. Though Abuja is obeying the lockdown directives of the CORONA-VIRUS as earlier directed by the president, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, but some staff still resume on duty she said.

Reacting to the incident, Omokri a former aide to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the fire incident at the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Abuja, describing the fire at the AGF’s office as ‘fishy’ and coming at a time the country is on lockdown and battling the spread of Coronavirus.

The former presidential Spokesman on his Twitter page wrote: “There is a CoronaVirus lockdown in Abuja and the Accountant General’s office burnt down?

“This is an office that didn’t burn when it was a beehive of activities, only to burn when it became a ghost town? What are the odds? An accident? Very fishy!”

 

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