By Bukar Bolori
The Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr. Samson Karebo has called for calm, insisting that the fire outbreak at the Federal Ministry of Finance Headquarters has been brought under control.
A statement on Wednesday by Public Relations Officer of the Federal Fire Service, ACF Paul Abraham said Dr. Karebo has assured that the fire has been brought under control and maintained there was no cause for alarm.
Abraham said the Control Room of the Federal Fire Service on Wednesday received a fire call at about 7:00 hours concerning a fire outbreak at the Headquarters of the Federal ministry of Finance, three fire stations of the Service within the Federal Capital Territory namely Garki, Wuse and Secretariat Stations were immediately deployed to the scene.
He added that owing to the importance of the Ministry of Finance to national security the Controller General directed the Assistant Controller General in charge of Federal Operations to coordinate the operations.
He disclosed that men of the Federal Fire Service, who arrived the scene at about 2 minutes after they received the call discovered that some staff of the Ministry had used fire extinguisher to bring the situation under control. Fire fighters carried out on the spot assessment to ensure a no case of reignition before leaving the scene.
The CGF, while commending the Ministry of Finance for ensuring that the office has fire protection equipment in place such as fire extinguishers, called on Nigerians to take a queue from the Ministry of Finance by equipping their homes and offices with fire equipment.
He however revealed that investigation has commenced to ascertain the actual cause of the fire.