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Power supply restored to Ministry of Education


Fire fighter in actionPower supply has been restored to the Federal Ministry of Education barely one week after a fire incident at the ministry.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited the ministry in Abuja on Friday reports that all the offices were well lit while the lift was operational.

NAN recalls that staffers and visitors at the Phase 3 of the Federal Secretariat were evacuated on May 14, when smoke engulfed the building.

Dr Mohammed Bello, Director, Human Resources in the ministry had while conducting newsmen round the building, promised a speedy restoration of power to the building.

Bello told journalists then that repairs had commenced, adding that engineers and technicians were working to ascertain the cause with a view to preventing future occurrence.

He said that no files, documents or property was destroyed by the fire.

A staff of the ministry, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that he was happy with the development as members of staff worked in an unconducive environment during the one week power outage.

“One has to climb the staircase up to the 11th floor every day; it is difficult and sometimes one has to go to and fro a couple of times.

“Even the toilets became messy as a result of lack of water and had to be locked; all the staffers had to go outside the building to ease.

“I never knew power would be restored this quick; I thought the “big Ogas’’ will feel less concerned about it, ’’he said.

NAN reports that the ministry had been run on skeletal power supply with a generator since the fire occurred.

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