Just In: Fire Razes Treasury House, Office Of Accountant General In Abuja
Fire outbreak guts Nigeria’s treasury office in Abuja on Wednesday, destroying two key departments, including the one that processes consolidated revenue sharing amongst the three tiers of government.
The fire which started about 10:00am affected the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, also known as Treasury House.
Officials at the scene of event said fire services and other first responders, including the police and emergency management officers, raced to the scene shortly after the outbreak and successfully contained the inferno within an hour.
According to two senior officials briefed on the development, at least two key offices were razed by the inferno before it was put out and the fourth and fifth floors were affected, Premium Times reports.
The fire started at the fourth department where federal, state and local government allocations and other crucial payments are processed and then found its way up to the fifth floor where the accountant-general has his office, Premium Times reports.
The official said the fire started shortly before a meeting of senior management officials was scheduled to take place.
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BREAKING: Fire at Treasury House from the Office of Accountant General of the Federation. pic.twitter.com/NmOA6uN95i
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