The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied that fire on
Tuesday gutted its headquarters in Abuja.
A video gone viral had shown a fire incident at the head
office of the CBN office in Abuja.
However, a statement issued by the Director, Corporate
Communications, Isaac Okorafor said reports of fire in the
head office building was false.
The Statement reads, ”Reports that the Central Bank of
Nigeria (CBN) head office building is on fire are false.
”Passersby who saw a pall of exhaust from the generator
house far away from the building apparently mistook the
exhaust for fire smoke.
”The CBN maintains a total security system that triggers
safety alarms in the presence of smoke and so all fire
engines and personnel received the alert only to discover
that it was an unusual pall of exhaust..
”The affected generator has been rested and normal work
has been uninterrupted, while the engineers are working to
rectify the issues with the generator.
”We hereby assure the general public that there has been no
fire at our building.”