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Fire Outbreak: Financial Records Not Destroyed At Accountant General’s Office – Minister

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All documents are still intact at the Accountant General’s office after the fire outbreak that engulfed the building, Minister of state for Budget and Planning, has revealed.

Fire Outbreak: Financial Records Not Destroyed At Accountant General's Office - Minister
Earlier today, there was a fire outbreak at the Treasury House, a building housing the AGF’s office.

Since the outbreak, there have been speculations by social media users that the outbreak was a ploy to cover some illegalities in the office of AGF.

The Minister however stated that all financial transactions of the government are intact.

He stated that although they are yet to take an inventory of what was destroyed in the fire but all the government’s financial transactions were intact.

The minister said the fire was caused by a spark in one of the air conditioners (AC) on the fourth floor.

“We have gone round the rooms and offices where the fire affected, and I am glad to report that our data Centre where all our records are kept are fully intact,” he said.

“There is no destruction, so we haven’t lost any record. As a government I want to assure you that our records are intact, a few documents are burnt, we haven’t started recovery to check what actually burnt, but all our financial transactions are intact.

“We would be doing a full scale investigation using the right professionals to determine exactly what happened.”

Also speaking, Ahmed Idris, AGF, said there would be a “thorough” investigation of the incident.

“For emphasis, our data Centre is intact, no harm in any way except for the cooling system which we are now working hard to put back to operation,” Idris said.

“We are also glad there is no casualty.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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