- In a series of videos shared by NTA via its verified X account on Sunday, a thick smoke was seen on the building as few men tried to put off the fire on the rooftop.
- Ahmed revealed that the incident was brought under control by the Federal and FCT Fire Services at around 5:00 p.m., noting that the fire affected the utility rooms on the second to the eighth floors of the building.
Fire on Sunday razed structures at Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Sokoto Network Centre.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the cause of the fire has not been ascertained as at the time of filing in this report.
Staff members’ joint efforts, together with the intervention of fire fighters, managed to put out the fire that destroyed portions of the NTA Sokoto network center’s operating facility.
The over three-hour-long fire is currently under control, and it hasn’t impacted the studio, any equipment, or other crucial operational areas.
The engineers believe that a high electrical voltage may have caused the fire.
The office furniture, equipment, and OB Van were also spared from the fire.
This is coming 24 hours after the Head of Service Office in the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, was gutted by fire on Saturday, which affected Block C in the complex.
The Director of Communications for the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mohammad Ahmed, confirmed the incident, noting that the fire that occurred in Block C was caused by an explosion in the Electrical Utility Room on the third floor.
The room, he said, was being used as a solar and inverter room by the current occupant, the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ahmed revealed that the incident was brought under control by the Federal and FCT Fire Services at around 5:00 p.m., noting that the fire affected the utility rooms on the second to the eighth floors of the building.
During the operation, Permanent Secretaries from the Common Services Office-OHCSF, Lydia S. Jafiya, and the Special Duties Office, Faruk Yusuf Yabo, as well as directors from the affected MDAs were present on the scene, Naija News learnt.