Parts of the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service,FIRS located in Wuse Abuja was engulfed by fire on Saturday 27 October 2019.
According to the spokesman of the agency , Wahab Gbadamosi, the fire outbreak which occurred on Saturday touched the store, where old files are kept, located at the annex building of the service, however, nothing critical was affected
”There was a fire incident at the store, by Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS), canteen located at Annex (1) office of the Service headquarters, No 15 Sokode Crescent, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja at about 5:10PM on Saturday, 26th, October 2019,” the statement read.
”The fire affected the store by the FIRS canteen where disused/old computers awaiting disposal are often kept. Also burnt were envelopes, printing paper and stationeries.
”The FIRS hereby assures the general public that nothing critical to FIRS operations was affected. Officials of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service arrived the scene a couple of minutes after the fire began and worked with Security and Safety officers of the FIRS, to put out the fire within two hours.”
The Executive Chairman of FIRS, Tunde Fowler also visited the scene of the fire outbreak to ascertain the level of damage .