A fire incident occurred at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Monday, officials said.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service Department is investigating the cause of the fire incident at the old Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) old store.

When newsmen visited the scene of the fire incidence, on Monday all was calm and staff of the FIRS went about their duties as if nothing happened. Staff of the Service confirmed to newsmen that the old store was the place affected by the incidence.

According to a staff, “it was on Saturday in Annex one. It was an office near the Canteen.”

However, a statement from the FIRS’ Head, Communications and Servicom Department, Wahab Gbadamosi confirmed the incidence admitting that “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 the about 5:10PM on Saturday, 26th, October 2019.”

The fire he said “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 assured 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, FIRS, Mr. Tunde Fowler, visited the scene of the fire incident for first hand assessment.

Officials of the FCT Fire Service Department visited the scene again on Monday to ascertain the cause of the fire incident.

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