Olawale Ajimotokan, Abuja
There was a fire outbreak yesterday at the Federal Secretariat, Phase II, Abuja.
The inferno, which started at about 2.30p.m., affected Block C of the complex that also houses the office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
The Director Communications, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mohammad Ahmed, said the fire was triggered by an explosion from the Electrical Utility Room on the 3rd floor of Block C being used as a solar and inverter room by the present occupant, Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He said the incident, which was brought under control by the prompt response of personnel from the federal, as well as the FCT Fire Services at about 5p.m., affected the utility rooms on the second to the eighth floors of the building.
He said the Permanent Secretaries, Common Services Office-OHCSF, Mrs. Lydia S. Jafiya and Special Duties Office, Faruk Yusuf Yabo and Directors from the affected MDAs were on ground, while the operation lasted.