CBN Dismisses Rumour Of Fire Incident At Headquarters

CBN Dismisses Rumour Of Fire Incident At Headquarters

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has described reports of fire outbreak in its headquarter building as false alarm by a passer-by saw a pall of exhaust from the CBN generator house and mistook it for fire.

CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, on Tuesday evening said the building was never gutted by fire.

“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,” he said.

“The affected generator has been rested and normal work has been going on 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.”

According to reports, members of the public had noticed a huge smoke, which began at about 6pm, from a generator located some 20 feats away from the CBN main building.

The huge smoke covered a section of the building up to the roof and left the security guards and other staff on duty in frenzy.

But it was brought under control by staff in the bank’s internal fire control department.

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