Fire guts Federal Secretariat, destroys Tinubu’s SA office

The office of the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Sustainable Development Goals has been gutted by fire.

The Director Communications, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mallam Mohammmed Ahmed, confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday night.

He disclosed that the fire incident affected the utility rooms on the second to the eighth floors of the Federal Secretariat in Abuja.

“Around 2:30 p.m., today, there was a fire incident at the Block C of the Federal Secretariat, Phase II, Abuja. The fire was triggered by an explosion from the Electrical Utility Room on the 3rd Floor of Block C being used as a Solar and Inverter Room by the present occupant, Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals.

“The incident, which was brought under control by the prompt response of personnel from the Federal, as well as the FCT Fire Services at about 5:00 pm, affected the Utility Rooms on the second to the eighth floors of the building”, Ahmed said.

He noted that the Permanent Secretaries, Common Services Office-OHCSF, Mrs. Lydia S. Jafiya and Special Duties Office, Engr. Faruk Yusuf Yabo and Directors from the affected MDAs were on the ground, while the operation lasted.

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