Confusion rocked the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Abuja on Tuesday evening as the building was engulfed in flames following a fire incident at the generator house.
The fire was said to have begun during the wee hours of the evening but officials of Federal Capital Fire Service were on ground to put off the inferno.
Apart from the Federal Fire Service that deployed two firefighting trucks to the scene of the incident, a truck belonging to Julius Berger was also sited at the apex bank headquarters.
Meanwhile, the CBN has denied the report that its head office in Abuja was on fire yesterday. The Acting Director, Corporate Communication of CBN, Isaac Okorafor in a statement made available to journalists yesterday night, said the CBN maintain a total security system that triggers safety alarms in the presence of smoke and so all fire engines and personnel received the alert only to discover that it was an unusual pall of exhaust. ”Passersby who saw a pall of exhaust from the generator house far away from the building mistook it for fire
He stated that affected generator has been rested and normal work has been uninterrupted while the engineers are working to rectify the issues with the generator.