NIPOST Allays Fear, Works Goes On Despite Fire Outbreak

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Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST), on Wednesday said the organisation would continue to discharge its responsibilities to the populace in spite of the fire inferno at its corporate headquarters on Wednesday morning.

The General Manager, Communications, Mr Franklin Alao, gave the indication in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

NAN recalls that the head office of NIPOST in Garki 2 was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Wednesday causing chaos for some hours in the busy area of Abuja.

According to Alao, Nigerians rely on the organisation for many services even as NIPOST is engaged with the distribution of palliatives to the citizens bugged down by the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown in the country.

He said, however, that the organisation was awaiting the report on cause of the fire outbreak that engulfed its HQ in the morning.

In the same vein, the Post Master General/CEO of the Nigerian Poster service (NIPOST), Mr Abebayo Adewusi, has said there was no cause for alarm over the fire that gutted the headquarters of the agency in Abuja.

Adewusi, who confirmed the incident through his Twitter handle, hailed the Federal Fire Service and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fire departments for their quick response at putting out the fire.

He said the incident only affected the office of workers posting under the Personnel Unit. According to the NIPOST boss, “no damage to any vital document was recorded”.

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Similarly, Alao gave gratitude to God that there was no causality as the fire service was quick to come and put out the fire immediately it received the distress call.

”The fire started from the second floor and firefighters had put out the fire.

”It started as a smoke from the human resource department on the second floor just as we resumed work to continue our services this morning around 8am.

”But the fire service was quickly called in and the personnel have put out the fire, there was no casualty.

”We are awaiting the report as to the cause of the fire,” he said.

NIPOST headquarters, located at Garki 2 of the FCT, is a government-owned establishment responsible for providing postal services in Nigeria.

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