The Controller General, Federal Fire Service (FFS), Dr Samson Pere Karebo urged residents of the FCT not to panic, following the fire outbreak, at the Ministry of Finance Headquarters, Abuja.
In a statement on Wednesday, by the Public Relations Officer, FFS, ACF Paul Abraham said Dr Karebo assured that the fire had been brought under control and that there was no cause for alarm.
“Men of the Federal Fire Service who arrived at the scene about two minutes after they received the call discovered that some staff of the Ministry had used fire extinguishers to bring the situation under control,” Karebo noted.
Dr Karebo noted that the Firefighters carried out an on-the-spot assessment to ensure no case of re-ignition before leaving the scene.
He said Federal Fire Service has commenced an investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire.
The CGF commended the Ministry of Finance for ensuring that the office has fire protection equipment in place and called on Nigerians to take such a cue and equip their homes and offices with fire equipment.
Writing by Halima Idris; Edited by Abdullahi Lamino