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INEC Confirms Fire At Abuja Headquarters

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SAN FRANCISCO, January 07, (THEWILL) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday said a “minor fire” affected the office of the Director of Voter Registry inside its headquarters in Abuja.

The agency in a statement said the fire started at about 10.30am today and was quickly put out by the fire service and officials of the National Emergency Agency NEMA.

“Apart from office equipment and the personal effects of the Voter Registry Director which were lost to the fire incident, the operational capacity of the Commission has not in any way been affected.

“The cause of the incident which is being investigated would be made known in due course,” the statement by its Director of Public Affairs Umenger I. E. said.