Monday , 2 October 2023
A view of some offices affected by the fire this morning as workers and sympathizers gather

Normalcy returns as FAAN commences investigation into cause of fire outbreak­

  • Airport CP cautions preemptive guesses to fire causes

THE fire incident at the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Lagos this morning April 11, 2017 has been put out completely with the authority stating that it would get to the root of the incident.

The incident, which affected some offices, is being investigated right now to find out the cause of the outbreak according to a statement signed by the Ag General manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu.

It read,” The fire department, in collaboration with the Lagos State Fire Department and other security agencies   however responded swiftly by curtailing the spread of the fire, as normalcy is being restored already.”

“The Authority will like to assure travelers, airport users and the general public that the incident did not affect operations at any airport in any way as normal operations continue unhindered.”

It is worthy of note that no lives were lost due to the incident as the quick intervention of the FAAN fire department

Meanwhile, Airport Commissioner of Police, CP Besan Gwana has said that the area has been sealed off but also stated that no one can predetermine what caused the fire until a thorough investigation is carried out.

“This morning about 9am, policemen on patrol observed that smoke was billowing from FAAN administration building and they quickly drew our attention to it and we informed the firemen and the authorities of FAAN. I was here when the firefighters arrived well on time; and they were able to put out the fire on time. “

“Even though the roof of the building is burnt partially due to the efforts of the firemen otherwise the whole building would have been razed. I can’t ascertain the extent of damage for now, investigation will be conducted that will reveal the extent of damage done to the building and property within the building.”

“ The whole placed has been sealed up and will be sustained. We will talk to the FAAN authorities to improve on security since it has its own security outfit. I believe efforts will be re-doubled to ensure that no unauthorized person gains access into the facility. Now, one cannot contemplate any guess as to what led to the inferno. Investigation is ongoing and that will determine what caused the fire outbreak. “