Fire broke out Thursday afternoon on the second floor of the National Assembly annex building. The fire started in the legal department and accounts departments of the National Assembly Service Commission. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the FCT Fire Service deployed two fire engines to bring the fire under control before it could spread to other offices.
Panic-stricken staffers, who had vacated the building, gathered some distance away to discuss the incident. The Director of FCT Fire Service, Mr Sani Saidu, who confirmed the incident, told journalists that the fire incident was caused by power outage as a result of power fluctuation. **Coughs
He said the situation had been brought under control and no damage was done. The National Assembly is currently on a one week recess.
You'll recall that fire gutted the National Assembly Annex last year on the ground floor which was also said to have been caused by an electrical fault.
May God grant this House a break from these fires.. Ahn ahn!