Lagos Fire Won’t Affect CBN

Lagos Fire Won’t Affect CBN

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:05 pm

cbn fireThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday assured stakeholders that the fire incident at its office in Lagos would not affect its business transactions.

This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Isaac Okoroafor, on behalf of the CBN Director of Communications in Abuja.

“We wish to assure our numerous stakeholders that the records of the bank are intact.

“The CBN has an effective backup of all its records as part of our disaster recovery infrastructure,” the statement said.

The timely intervention of the Federal, State and private fire services on Tuesday evening saved the old CBN building at Tinubu Square in Lagos from being razed down.

Mr Njoku Chika, Head of Fire Prevention, Federal Fire Service in Lagos, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire started at about 5.00 p.m. from the first floor on left wing of the five storey building.

Chika said that the floor was housing the administrative department of the apex bank, stressing that the fire was put out by 5.10 p.m.

“Fire services from the Federal, State, UBA, Union Bank collaborated to put out the inferno.

“The police and civil defence corps provided security to the areas. No death was recorded,” Chika said.

Mr Rasak Fadipe, Director, Lagos State Fire Service, told NAN that one of his men was injured in the thick smoke, but the man was resuscitated.

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