The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) complex in Abuja has been gutted by fire.
Director of publicity and voter education, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, confirmed the incident to our correspondents.
Oluwole said the fire only affected the office of the director of ”election and party monitoring” in the building.
When asked, he said there was fire outbreak, but was under control.
His words: ”Yes, there was a fire incident. Fortunately, we have a fire unit in the office. It was put out,” he said.
”Some equipment and correspondence were affected. But no sensitive material was affected.”
There have been cases of fire outbreaks at government offices lately.
On Wednesday, a part of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) headquarters in Abuja was gutted by fire.
It would be recalled that some days ago, a section of the office of the accountant-general of the federation was razed by fire.
The cause of this outbreak is ye to be ascertained.
As at the time of filing this report the INEC chairman was incommunicado.