Fire Razes CBN Office In Jos

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The branch of the Central Bank of was on Tuesday gutted by fire.

Fire Guts CBN's Branch In Jos
Fire Guts ’s Office In Jos

The Apex bank however claimed that no record was burnt in the outbreak.

The Bank’s Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okorafor said this in a statement in Abuja.

Mr Okorafor stated that the ‘minor’ fire had been effectively put out while the affected room had since been cordoned off for further investigation as normal work had already resumed at the branch.

He said: “at about 9:15 a.m today, Tuesday, the fire alarm in our Jos branch was triggered and in line with the bank’s fire drill and protocols, the staff on skeletal essential duty were promptly evacuated from the building to the muster point.

“Our branch Controller quickly called the fire service at about 9.19 a.m. However, before the arrival of men of the fire service, the bank’s security unit, relying on information from the fire alarm dashboard, traced the fire to an air condtioner installed in the inverter room on the second floor of the building.

“They swiftly put out the fire with extinguishers and hydrants installed in the building.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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