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Fire burnt only computer waste, stationery, says FIRS 


The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has said nothing critical to its operations was affected by the fire incident, which occurred at its headquarters on Saturday.

The Service made this known in a statement signed by Head, Communications and Servicom Department, Wahab Gbadamosi, issued in Abuja, yesterday.

The statement said the fire, which broke out at 5.10 pm, affected the canteen located at Annex 1 of the headquarters, where old and disused computers awaiting disposal are kept. 


Aside from the disused computers, the fire affected stationery items such as envelopes and printing paper.

“The FIRS, hereby, assures the general public that nothing critical to FIRS operations was affected,” the Service said.

It added that officials of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service, arrived at the scene a couple of minutes after the fire began and worked with FIRS security and safety officers to put it out within two hours.

FIRS Chairman, Tunde Fowler, was said to have visited the scene of the fire incident for first-hand assessment of the situation, which causes the FCT Fire Service Department is currently investigating. Fire Service officials also visited the scene again yesterday.

The FIRS commended the Fire Service Department for its timely response as well as members of the public and the media for their interest in the health of FIRS operations. 


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