Following the outbreak of fire at the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, also known as “Treasury House” the Federal Fire Service, FFS, has on Wednesday, insisted that it will probe of the incident.
iBrandTV gathered that this is a routine that is often conducted in the aftermath of fire incidents in the country.
According to the Spokesperson of the FFS, Ugo Huan, “The investigation was to ascertain the cause of the inferno.
“Fire at the Accountant General’s Office Abuja has been extinguished and investigation will commence immediately to ascertain the cause.”
The actual cause of the fire was not immediately known as workers are currently at home observing the sit-at-home order of the federal government.
It was gathered that a handful of the workers especially at the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System IPPIS who had to work on salaries of federal workers were mostly still going to the office.
It took a combined team of men of the Federal and FCT Fire Services to bring the fire under control
There is an ongoing massive rehabilitation work at the premises, a development which has led to the tampering of electrical and other fittings in the complex.
“There is an ongoing work within the complex. The workers normally work day and night and there have been debates about the sources of funding for the rehabilitation.
“The workers on the site had earlier tampered with so many things especially electrical fittings and so without prejudice to what the Fire Service would come up with later, one can assume that the fire may have been caused by an electrical malfunction”, a security source who was among the first responders said.