Federal Ministry of Finance headquarters on fire



The Federal Ministry of Finance Headquarters located in the Central Area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is currently on fire.

According to reports, the fire sprang  from electricity fluctuation that breached the inverter batteries used as alternate voltage to power some sensitive equipment in the building.

From the breached batteries came multiple sparks that eventually set the basement on fire.

However, it was reported that firefighters had arrived at the scene to extinguish the fire.

The Spokesperson of the Federal Fire Service, Abraham Paul, confirmed the incident, saying that the personnel of the fire service are currently battling the fire.

Although no life was lost, the pungent smoke that billowed from the basement nearly choked a cleaner who was there at the time.

It was further gathered that the batteries of inverters were due for replacement.

A senior official at the ministry said in an interview that a full-blown investigation would be carried out to ascertain the immediate and remote cause of the fire.

“I’ve not been to the Ministry today. I’m on my way to see things for myself. But there will be an investigation into this. This is the fiscal economic headquarters of the country and fire issues won’t be taken lightly,” he said.