INEC Releases Update On Fire Outbreak At Headquarters
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released an update on the fire that broke out at its headquarters in Abuja, saying that the incident would not affect the administrative or technical operations of the Commission.
We reported earlier today that fire gutted the headquarter of INEC on Friday.
The electoral body stated in a statement released through its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, noted that the fire incident did not cause any substantial damage to the building.
Okoye stated that at 11.30 a.m on Friday, a fire outbreak occurred at a section of the building housing the Election and Party Monitoring Department and the Media Centre.
The building is an annexe, detached from the main building of the INEC’s headquarters.
He said, “Firefighters attached to the Commission swiftly responded to contain the inferno and they were later joined by their colleagues from the Federal Fire Service headquarters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”
“The fire was extinguished within a short period of time and did not cause any substantial damage to the building.”
“Apart from some office furniture and equipment, nothing sensitive was destroyed. Reports of party primaries and conventions are intact.”