FIRS probes fire outbreak at its headquarters

Fire outbreak at FIRS headquarters in Abuja


The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has commenced investigation into the fire outbreak at its corporate headquarters in Abuja.

FIRS pokesman, Wahab Gbadamosi, said on Monday that the fire affected the store, where old files are kept, located at the annex building of the service.

”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.

Fire outbreak at FIRS headquarters in Abuja

”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,” Gbadamosi said in a statement.

The Executive Chairman of FIRS, Tunde Fowler, was said to have visited the scene of the fire incident for assessment.