Published On: Tue, May 1st, 2018

“No Fire Incident At CBN Head Office” -Okorafor

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By Nuel Suji – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has dismissed as untrue, reports that its head office in Abuja was engulfed in fire on Tuesday.

Some media outlets (not News Investigators) had earlier reported that strange fire had gutted the headquarters of CBN located at the Central Business District in Abuja.

But the CBN, in a statement by Ag. Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, said Tuesday evening that the media reports are false.

According to the Apex bank, “passersby who saw a pall of exhaust from the generator house far away from the building apparently mistook the exhaust for fire smoke.

“The CBN maintains 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,” CBN stated.

Adding that “the affected generator has been rested and normal work has been uninterrupted, while the engineers are working to rectify the issues with the generator.

“We hereby assure the general public that there has been no fire at our building,” it further stated.


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